Ulugbek Azizov is a PhD student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. His doctoral research seeks to critically examine the epistemological foundations of political knowledge in Uzbekistan with regard to security issues in Central Asia. He is supervised by Prof. Dr. Frank Ettrich.
He holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and a BA from the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages. He has research interests in international relations critical theories: post-structuralism; post-colonial theory; constructivism. His MA thesis examined the topic of Construction of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ in the U.S. Post-9/11 Foreign Policy towards Central Asia: An analysis of the U.S. discourse on Uzbekistan.
Mr. Azizov worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and the Institute of Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Before joining the Willy Brandt School as a PhD student in 2011, he was a lecturer at the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages.
„Interpretation of the Concept of Central Asia in Foreign
Policy Texts of Japan: Theory and Practice“
In: Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies
Vol. 3, 2011