Assistant professor at the UNESCO Chair of World Culture and Religions, and head of the Research Center for Religious Studies at Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University
Indira Aslanova is an assistant professor at the UNESCO Chair of World Culture and Religions, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (KRSU), and a chairman of the Research Center for Religious Studies, a national think tank focused on studying the religious situation in Kyrgyzstan. She graduated from KRSU and studied in Egypt, USA, Norway, Indonesia and Germany. She is a member of the Public Council under the Penalty Service of the Kyrgyz Republic. Her current professional interests focus on studying religious freedom in Kyrgyzstan, violent extremism, religious minorities, state policy in the religious sphere, conflict management and peacebuilding. Mrs. Aslanova has been an author and co-author for over 20 guidebooks, articles, and policy papers highlighting state strategy on preventing violent extremism in the Kyrgyz Republic; regulations over burial practices of believers; the State Concept on reforming religious studies education in the Kyrgyz Republic; freedom of religions and administration of justice in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as history and interfaith science and many more.