Gulnaz Sibgatullina is Lecturer at Russian and Eurasian Studies Department. Her research interests lie in the intersection of several fields: post-colonial translation studies, sociology of religion, and nationalism studies.
Field of interest
Sociolinguistics of Russian, Islam and Orthodox Christianity in the post-Soviet states, Russian nationalism, Ethnic and religious minorities in Russia, Sociology of Language and Religion, Sociolinguistics, Translation studies, Discourse Analysis, Digital Humanities
2014-2019 Member of the NWO-funded project "Russian Language of Islam" (360-70-490). Research on discursive construction of ethnic, national and political identities in Muslim and Christian communities in Russia; translation strategies in religious texts; the relationship between religious communities and the Russian state.
2014 - 2019 PhD Candidate at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Advisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Kemper and Prof. Dr. Jos Schaeken. Thesis: “Languages of Islam and Christianity in Post-Soviet Russia: Institutional discourses, community strategies, and missionary rhetoric”.
2016 - Visiting researcher at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Library research.
2015 - Visiting researcher at Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Centre (REEEC) at University of Illinois, USA. Library research.
2009-2014 MA degree (with distinction) in International Relations and Translation Studies from Moscow State Linguistic University
Grants and awards2019 - DAAD Short-term Research grant. Research stay at Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany.
2016 - Leiden Universitair Fonds (LUF). Research travel grant.
2015 - The Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at the University of Illinois. Travel and housing grant.
2015 - The "Best young scholar abstract" prize for the paper: "Found to be on the Fault Line: Language and Religion in the Construction of National Identity of the Kriashens". The First International Conference on the Role of Religions in the Turkic Culture. 9–11 September, Budapest.