Zulfiyya Abdurahimova Carberry

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Abdurahimova Carberry

A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies—REECA

Graduate Student Associate

Zulfiyya Abdurahimova Carberry grew up in the mountain village of Orta Zeyzid in northwestern Azerbaijan. She moved to the capital city of Baku to complete a degree in European Studies before going abroad to Germany for a master's in political science. She is now a Ph.D. candidate at the Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany, and is working on a dissertation under the direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas Poguntke comparing the democracy promotion policies of the US and the EU in Azerbaijan. Zulfiyya has been a Visiting Fellow at the Davis Center and at the Government Department and has held teaching and research assistantships at the Kennedy School and the Extension School.

Regime change; democratization; authoritarian regimes; civil society; political institutions; welfare regimes; public opinion.
Current Project
Reaching the poor: welfare systems of the resource-rich states: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia
Foreign Language


, Political Science
, University of Muenster