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.
No relevant ancillary activities