Center for Critical Gender Studies
American University of Central Asia
The Center for Critical Gender Studies at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) seeks to provide an innovate forum and network for research on issues related to gender and sexuality at the American University of Central Asia, in Bishkek, and beyond. The Center is a research hub located at the AUCA and is connected with scholars both within Bishkek and globally. We are a resource for AUCA students as well as for those outside the bounds of the university.
The Center sponsors faculty research projects, conferences, and workshops; hosts visiting scholars; and puts on an annual lecture series. The Center offers an Undergraduate Minor in Gender Studies, a Concentration for Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors, and a Concentration for Sociology M.A. students. The Center is also home to the first academic programs in gender studies in Central Asia. These programs offer an interdisciplinary set of classes related to topics in gender and sexuality that engage with both theoretical and empirical questions.