Wilson Center Projects
Contesting visions in Central Asia: the use of alternative models of development and finance and its implications
Dr Balihar Sanghera is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sociology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research in the UK. His main interest is the political economy of Eurasia, exploring how economic institutions and relationships intertwine with moral values and norms. His current research examines how global powers and associated international financial institutions shape and contest Central Asia. His papers have appeared in Europe-Asia Studies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Theory and Society International Sociology, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy and The Sociological Review.
He has been a visiting lecturer at Novosibirsk State University, American University - Central Asia, and Boston University. He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and Boston Universities.
He did his PhD in Sociology at University of Lancaster, MSc in Agricultural Economics at University of Oxford, BA in Economics at University of Lancaster and PGCE in Economics and Business Studies at London University.