Barbara Junisbai

Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies

On Sabbatical Spring 2020

With Pitzer Since: 2016
Field Group: Organizational Studies
Campus Address: Broad Hall 107
Phone: 909.607.1266
Email: barbara_junisbai@pitzer.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00am-1:00pm or by appointment

Educational Background
PhD, Political Science, Indiana University
MIS, Information Science, Indiana University
BA, International Relations, San Francisco State University

Research Interests

Comparative political organizations and institutions, authoritarianism, democratization, post-Soviet politics and society, learning-centered pedagogy and academic assessment

Selected Publications

“Regime Type versus Patronal Politics: A Comparison of ‘Ardent Democrats’ in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.” Post-Soviet Affairs, 1-18. Published online on 29 January 2019. With Azamat Junisbai.

“Are Youth Different? The Nazarbayev Generation and Public Opinion in Kazakhstan,”Problems of Postcommunism (October 2018): 1-35. With Azamat Junisbai.

“What Makes ‘Ardent Democrats’ in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan?” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 489 (October 2017). Available at: http://www.ponarseurasia.org/memo/what-makes-ardent-democrats-kazakhstan-and-kyrgyzstan. With Azamat Junisbai and Christopher Whitsel.

“Two Countries, Five Years: Islam in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan through the Lens of Public Opinion Surveys,” Central Asian Affairs vol. 4, no. 1: 1-25. 2017. Lead article with Azamat Junisbai and Baurzhan Zhussupov. 2017.

“A Pragmatic and Flexible Approach to Information Literacy: Findings from a Three-Year Study of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 42, no. 5: 604-611. 2016. With Sara Lowe and Natalie Tagge.

“Mass Media Consumption in Post—Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: The View from Below,” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post—Soviet Democratization, vol. 23, no. 3: 233-256. 2015. Lead article with Azamat Junisbai and Nicola Ying Fry ’16.

Selected Awards and Honors

Member, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). 2017-present.

Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Demonstration grant to assess first-year seminar collaboration with The Claremont Colleges Library on first-year information literacy through an Assessment in Action project. 2013-14.

National Science Foundation grant for Value Systems in Comparative Perspective research project. $100,000. 2012-14.

Additional Information

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