Kirill Nourzhanov has an MA from Moscow State University and a PhD from the ANU. His main academic interests include politics, international relations and conflict resolution in contemporary Central Asia.
He has published in the Central Asian Monitor, Central Asian Survey, Europe-Asia Studies, and World Today, and his PhD thesis on "Politics and Change in Tajikistan" was published in mid-2000.
He was appointed as lecturer in January 2000, and was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Centre. Kirill teaches Politics in Russia and Politics in Central and West Asia (with Professor Saikal) in the undergraduate program, and a number of units in the graduate coursework.
He also supervises a number of MA students working on their subtheses, and assists with the supervision of research students working on relevant topics.
His recent publications include "Central Asia's Domestic Stability in Official Russian Security Thinking under Yeltsin and Putin: From Hegemony to Multilateral Pragmatism", in Colin Mackerras, Michael Clarke, eds. China, Xinjiang and Central Asia: History, Transition and Crossborder Interaction into the 21st Century. London and NY: Routledge, 2009, pp.151-172; and 'International Democratic Norms and Domestic Socialization in Kazakhstan: Learning processes of the power elite',in Emilian Kavalski, ed. Stable Outside, Fragile Inside? Post-Soviet statehood in Central Asia, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 107-132.