Silk Roads @ UNSW hosts a series of visiting scholar programs for scholars and students at all stages of their career to bring international and national researchers and teachers into interdisciplinary conversations.

  1. Professor Catherine Alexander from Durham University visited UNSW as a Silk Road visiting scholar in November 2019. Catherine has carried out fieldwork in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Britain on changing relations between state, market and the third sector, the built environment, migration, waste and technology. Her most recent period of fieldwork explored how formerly elite closed ‘nuclear’ towns in Kazakhstan were trying to re-connect to broader economies.
  2. Dr Alimjan Tursun-Niyaz was a visiting Silk Roads@UNSW scholar in January 2020. Alimjan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge. His areas of research interest include bi/multilingual acquisition, psycholinguistics and Turkic linguistics.