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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)

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Christopher Baker


Advisor:William Fierman

Education History
2006 - MA, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
1993 - MA, European History, University of Toronto
1992 - BA magna cum laude, European History, UC Davis

Honors/Awards: 2012 AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop Fellowship, 2012 Nazarbayev University grant for Kazakh-English Dictionary, 2010-2011 US Embassy grant for Kazakh-English dictionary, 2010 Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Award, 2007-2008 IREX Dissertation IARO, 2006-2007 Kazakh FLAS, 2004-2005 Fulbright IIE, 2004-2005 Kazakh FLAS (Declined), 2003-2004 Kazakh FLAS, 2002-2003 Uzbek FLAS

Languages: English (Native), Kazakh (fluent), Azeri (reading), Uzbek (reading), Turkmen (reading), Persian (reading), Russian (reading), German (reading), French (reading)

Research Interests: Late Soviet Central Asian literature; Russian imagination of ‘Asia’ and the ‘Orient;’ Intellectual and Cultural History in the Soviet Era; Ethnic Identity in Ancient Central Asian Past