Director of the French Research Institute of CA.
Biography. Catherine Poujol is a professor of the history and civilization of Central Asia at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris, head of the project of the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute since 2013. Professor Poujol is the author of more than one hundred and twenty articles, book chapters and books on the history and sociology of Central Asian countries, ranging from their colonial period to independence. These works compare the colonial, Soviet and post-Soviet periods of the Central Asian States. She is also the author of books on Islam in Central Asia, social and health issues. Professor Poujol’s interests include the study of the history of mentality, applied and social psychology in Central Asia, as well as the study of prevention, management of radicalization and numerous crises.
Scientific works: “Dictionary of Central Asia” (Paris, Ellipses, 2001), “Islam in Central Asia: a new course”, (Paris, Ellipses, 2001), “Uzbekistan: at the crossroads” (Paris, Belin, 2005), “Central Asia on the crossroads of the worlds”, (Paris, Ellipses, 2013).