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17 January 2023Bilbao Campus

Meet the Fellows of the 6i-Dirs COFUND project: Ayauzhan

Meet the Fellows of the 6i Dirs COFUND project!

Back from the Christmas break, we resume the presentation of our 6iDirs Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows. This time we proudly introduce Ayauzhan Kamatayeva!

Ayauzhan is a graduate in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in European politics and Society from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona (Spain), Leiden University (Netherlands) and Charles University (Czech Republic). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan).

She has over two years’ experience working with the government, NGOs, and the private sector in Kazakhstan. She is also skilled in first-hand direct observations and practical management of elections as a result of working as an independent observer at the presidential and parliamentary elections of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2016 and 2019.

At the University of Deusto Ayauzhan is a PhD student in #HumanRights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges. Her research, supervised by Dr. Edurne Bartolome Peral, evolves around the issues of value transition and political backlash, and its effect on electoral politics in Europe. She is a member of the research unit Deusto Social Values. Ayauzhan has already presented her research project at prestigious global political science stages such as Electoral Integrity Project Conference, ECPR General Conference, and UACES Conference.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 847624. In addition, a number of institutions back and co-finance this project.The article reflects only the author’s view and the Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.