Congratulations to Xeniya!

We are delighted to announce that Xeniya Prilutskaya from the MA class of 2016 has been accepted onto the doctoral programme at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen with a Research Scholarship within the University’s Excellence Initiative, from October 2017 until September 2020.


Xeniya’s thesis topic will be ‘Perception of air pollution and ecological consciousness in Kazakhstan’, and she will be supervised by  Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix.

Congratulations to Xeniya!



Congratulations to Yuan Gao!

Congratulations to our 2016 Eurasian Studies graduate Yuan Gao, who has been accepted onto the Ph.D. programme in History at Georgetown University with a five-year renewable Fellowship. We are all very proud of her achievement!

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Yuan’s Master’s thesis was on 19th-century Russian captivity narratives from the Kazakh steppe. At Georgetown she will be working under the supervision of Professor James Millward on a topic in Central Asian history. Yuan is spending this year as a visiting student at the European University in St Petersburg, and will take up her place at Georgetown this summer.