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Chorshanbe Goibnazarov is an Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at the UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Development. He teaches Cultural Landscapes at the Naryn and Khorog Campuses. He holds a Ph.D. in Central Asian and Cultural Studies from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and a Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations at the Aga Khan University in London, UK. Goibnazarov was on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Music Department of Harvard University.

Before joining UCA, he worked as an English teacher in the Health Promotion Training Unit of the Aga Khan Health Service (AKHS) in Tajikistan for six years. He also worked as a Research Assistant in the Secondary Teaching Education Programme, Department of Curriculum Studies, at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. His doctoral research examined qasaid-khani, a musical performance among the Badakhshani community in Tajikistan, and the way music and musical performances express identities.