Pitzer College Professor Awarded a 2011-12 IREX Short-Term Travel Grant

Claremont, Calif. (April 27, 2011) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor Azamat Junisbai was awarded a fellowship as part of the IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board) 2011-2012 Short-Term Travel Grant (STG) Program for his research in Central Asia. Junisbai teaches sociology at Pitzer.

This fellowship will support Junisbai's plan to replicate nationally representative public opinion surveys about inequality and economic justice in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan that he originally carried out in 2007.

The IREX STG program provides fellows with the means to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on contemporary political, economic, historical, and cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The fellowship, funded by the US Department of State Title VIII Program, includes airfare, visas, medical evacuation insurance and a monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses

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