CAFDP 2011, Kazakhstan
- Candidate, PhD in Politics and International Relations, University of Exeter, UK. Doctoral Research: “Extremism and Democracy in Europe”
- MA in Political Science and Modern and Contemporary History, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
- BA in International Relations, Kazakh State National A-Farabi University, Kazakhstan
Serik’s areas of research include contentious politics in Europe, patterns of regional integration, and medieval history of Europe. He served as Assistant Professor and Chair of European Studies at the American University of Central Asia, teaching on history and politics of Europe and the European Union, developing curriculum and supervising senior theses.