The Center for Critical Gender Studies at the American University of Central Asia seeks to provide an innovate forum and network for research on issues related to gender and sexuality, at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), in Bishkek, and beyond. The Center is a research hub located at AUCA and is connected with scholars both within Bishkek and globally. We are a resource for AUCA and its students, as well as engaging those outside the bounds of the university.
The Center anchors faculty research projects, conferences, and workshops; and hosts visiting scholars and puts on an Annual Lecture series. The Center offers an Undergraduate Minor in Gender Studies, a Concentration for Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors, and a Concentration for Sociology MA students. The Center offers the first academic program in Gender Studies in Central Asia. These programs offer an Interdisciplinary set of classes related to topics of gender and sexuality that engage issues theoretically as well as empirically.