Malika Bahovadinova

Guest Speaker

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam

Malika Bahovadinova is a political anthropologist working on the politics of representation and state-society relations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities. In her forthcoming book, Making Migrants: International Migration Management in Tajikistan, she explores the migration-management bureaucracy and the state of migration law in post-socialist Tajikistan. Ethnographically, her work investigates how high-ranking officials engage with migration-management prescriptions and negotiate the complex gendered, racialized, and neoliberal demands made on migrant workers.