Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (History)
Professor, al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Oriental Faculty; Faculty of History, Archaeology and Ethnology (Almaty, Kazakhstan): Leading Research Fellow, Centre for Rapprochement of Cultures (UNESCO Category 2 Centre), Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Basic Areas of Research:
Identity, the “Other”, Cross-Cultural and Religious Encounters, Social Cohesion in Central and South Asia (explored within the fields of theoretical sociology, anthropology of religion, history, art).
- Yerekesheva Laura. Ways of Living along the Silk Roads: Representation of the “Other” and Cross-Cultural Encounters During the Second Half of First Millennium CE. In Art, Design & Society. Global Perspectives. Pande A., S. Kumari (Eds). New Delhi: National Museum Institute, Macmillan Education, 2021. p. 340–350.
- Yerekesheva L. G. Religion and the Art of Representation: Symbolism of Zoomorphic Style in Central Asia. NewResearchofTuva, 2021, no. 1, pp. 6–29. (InRuss.) DOI:https://www.doi.org/10.25178/nit.2021.1.1
- Yerekesheva L. Sufism and Religious Syncretism in the History of Central Asia. In N.R. Khan (Ed). Sufism in India and Central Asia. NewDelhi: ManakinPress, 2017. p. 141–148.