Aziza Shanazarova is Ph.D. Candidate in Central Eurasian and Religious Studies at Indiana University. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, and an M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies from the Indiana University. Her research focuses on Islamic Central Asia, Women and Gender in Islam, and Sufism.
For her dissertation, Aziza is working closely on Islamic manuscripts in Chagatay, Persian and Arabic, and has conducted fielwork in Uzbekistan with the support of Open Society Foundation.
Aziza will be in residence at Stanford during the 2016-17 academic year.