Chair of the BOARD of Trustees, Executive Director of Language Center at the KIMEP University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
Juldyz Smagulova is Executive Director of Language Center at the KIMEP University (Almaty, Kazakhstan). She received her Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from King’s College London (UK, 2012) and her Candidate of Philological Sciences from al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan, 2004). Juldyz Smagulova has more 20 articles and book chapters published internationally and in Kazakhstan; co-authored a textbook for secondary schools The Kazakh language for Russian-medium schools, Grade 5 (Atamura, 2015), co-authored bilingual Kazakh-Russian Dictionary of Sociolinguistics (Arman PV, 2008).
Her research can be classified under four major interrelated strands: language ideology; language and education policy; language and literacy; and language pedagogy. These strands are held together by common scholarly interest in multilingual context where different speakers have different access to linguistic and other resources.