Naureen Durrani is Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University (NU). Her research interests lie in the social, cultural, political, and economic influences on education policy and the outcomes of education on identity formation and social relations. Naureen has explored her research interests through multi-country projects funded by UK Research Councils (ESRC, AHRC & EPSRC), DFID and NU. She currently directs the Central Asia hub of the PEER Network, which aims to support research expertise in the political economy of education in Central Asia and Africa. Her current research focuses on Kazakhstan and includes exploring the relationship between gender and schooling, gender mainstreaming in higher education and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on education and domestic violence. Naureen is a visiting fellow at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex.
Affiliation: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
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