Hafiz Boboyorov

Function: Associate Researcher
Phone: +992 918 955143 (mobile)
E-Mail: hafizboboyorov(at)

Key expertise

Hafiz Boboyorov’s fields of expertise include collective identities, social networks and other local practices of people in shaping local, state and global politics, existential security and practices of people, interdisciplinary conceptualisation of existential security and social practices of people, Islamic politics in contemporary Tajikistan and other Central Asian societies.

(Academic) education / CV:

Hafiz Boboyorov completed his undergraduate studies in linguistics and literature and later qualified in social sciences during his postgraduate studies. He completed his PhD in 2011 at Bonn University on the topic of “Collective Identities and Patronage Networks in Southern Tajikistan.”

In 2014, he founded the Center for the Study of Contemporary Processes and Future Planning at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He was director of the center until 2015.

From 1998 until 2014, he was senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophical, Political and Legal Sciences at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Teaching: From 2013 to 2014 at the State University of Commerce, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; from 1997 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2005 at the National University of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; from 1998 to 1999 at the Agricultural University of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Collaboration with BICC:

He is collaborating with BICC in the framework of the Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project titled “Local Security-Making in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The Production of Securityscapes in Everyday Practices,” which is running from 2015 to 2018.

Recent Publications:

List of publications (pdf)