Zulaika Ubysheva is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Sociology and International Comparative Politics in 2018 with her main focus on civic participation. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s in Security, Intelligence, and Strategic Studies with a concentration in conflict studies at the University of Glasgow. Her primary research and professional interests include peacebuilding, conflict prevention, good inclusive governance, and gender inclusivity. She is currently conducting her research for her Master’s thesis on the “Gender Politics in the post-Soviet Kyrgyz Republic: Gender Construction and Response to Gender-based Violence”. Zulaika has three years of experience working in both the non-profit sector and international organizations, supporting various social and development projects. Her enthusiasm for pursuing a career in conflict prevention and peacebuilding stems from her interest in working with youth and disadvantaged communities and her responsibility to make full use of her expertise and skills to help them acquire a better quality of life. Her professional work within international organizations such as UNHCR and UNICEF, local NGOs, and extensive community service at youth centers helped her to attain valuable field experience and acquire strong research, advocacy, communication, and project support skills. She speaks English and Russian.
Ms Zulaika Ubysheva
IntM Candidate in Security, Intelligence & Strategic Studies, University of Glasgow
20 April 2021