CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic
- Candidate, PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Tubingen, Germany. Doctoral Research: “Between Development, Soviet Science and Traditional Healing: An Ethnography of Childhood and Health in Kyrgyzstan”
- MA in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Dissertation: “Cross-Cultural Studies of the Concept of Child Well-being”
- BA (honors) in Cultural Anthropology and Archeology, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Baktygul has worked as a researcher at the Cultural Research Center “Aigine” in the Kyrgyz Republic, addressing issues such as the role of the mass media in political participation in Kyrgyzstan, sacred sites, bride kidnapping, role-conceptions of Kyrgyz journalists, and the politics of customary law.