January 2017 – Present Satbayev University. Professor, Department of Public (Social) Disciplines
September 2014 – November 2017 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Professor, Department of World history, Historiography and Source Studies,
September 2013 – June 2014 CURA Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University (Boston, MA, USA). Fulbright Visiting scholar
November 2012 – Present The Mendikulov Foundation. President
October 2011 – September 2014 Institute of State History, MES RK. Chief Researcher
January 2005 – October 2012 Research Center on Diaspora Studies, the World Association of the Kazakhs. Director
June 2005 – September 2011 Institute of Oriental Studies, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan (IOS MES RK). Chief, the Department of Complex Problems of International Affairs, Deputy Editor of International Journal SHYGYS (Orient)
September 1990 – June 2005 Institute of History and Ethnology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (IHE MES RK). Chief of the Department of Research Information, Depute of the Head Editor of Research Journal “Otan Tarikhi”, Depute of the Head Editor of Research Journal “Izvestiya of National Academy of Sciences of the RK”, Series of Social Sciences; Leading Research fellow; Senior Research fellow; Post-Doctoral researcher; Research fellow.
October 2003 – August 2004 The Kunaev’s University. Chief of Historical Department
September 2002- October 2003 Kazakh National University. Professor
September 1999-June 2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, USA). Fulbright visiting scholar
October-December 1997 Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (Oxford, UK). Visiting
September-December 1994 Indiana University (Bloomington, USA). ACTR/ACCELS
December 1989-September 1990 Alma-Ata Institute of Architecture and Building (AIAB) Lecturer
December 1984-December 1986 Kazakh State University (KSU). Probationer
September 1983-December 1984 Alma-Ata Institute of Architecture and Building. Lecturer
Research interests: History of Kazakhstan, World history and Diaspora studies
Fulbright Alumni (grants for conduct research), the State Department of the USA (1999-2000, 2005 and 2013-2014)
Kazakh-British intergovernmental program “Newton-Al-Farabi” by British Council and Center for Professional Development at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
International Seminar “Management and Administration of Research projects”, 20-21 September 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan
International Summer School on Religion and Public Life “Negotiating Space in Diversity: Religions and Authorities,” Yogyakarta and Bali, July 2-15, 2012 Certificate of appreciation.
International Summer School in Political Science and International Relations (Mierki, Poland) Certificate with honor, 13 July-11 August 1996.
She has been awarded by more than 20 research and travel grants of foreign countries and international organizations.
Archival searching of the documents in the UN archive (NY, USA), Public Record Office and India Office Records (London, UK), Library of Congress (USA), National archives of the USA, National Musee de la Resistance Nationale in Champigny-sur-Marne, Archives nationales à Pierrefitte-sur-Seine (Paris, France), Service Historique de la Defense (Vincennes, France), Archives Departamentales du Tarn (Albi, France), Archives Departamentales Haute-Garonne (Toulouse, France), and Musee departemental de la Resistance (Toulouse, France), Istituto storico della Resistenza in Toscana (Ferenza, Italy), Istituto Storico Parri Emilia Romagna (Bologna, Italy), the Government Archive of Kashmir (Srinagar, J&K, India), the State Archive of Turkey and Top Kapi (Istanbul, Turkey), Central State archives of Russia, Uzbekistan and other countries.
Since 1990, she has been actively involved in fundamental and applied research of the historical science of Kazakhstan. Since 2003, she is the head of fundamental and applied research projects of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Timely research project: Scientific supervisor of the research project "Kazakhs in the Second World War: documents from foreign archives" (2018-2020).
Honors and awards:
Jubilee Medal of the 120th anniversary of K.I. Satpayev (2019) The Best Teacher 2017 (Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan) (2018) Anniversary medal of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate (2016) The Shakarim’s Medal, RK (2011) Medal “For Outstanding Contribution to a Science”, RK (2008) Honor Certificate of the Ministry of Culture, RK (2007) Honor Certificate of the Ministry of Education and Science, RK (1998, 2001, 2007) Honor Certificate of the World Association of the Kazakhs, RK (1999, 2005) Many honors of IHE MES RK (1990-2003) Kazakh State University post-graduate and higher graduate scholarships (1986-1989) The Second prize for Research at the Kazakh State University (1985) Honor for Teaching at Alma-Ata Institute of Architecture and Building (1983, 1984, 1990)
The author of 11 monographs and about 300 research publications in Kazakhstan, Japan, France, UAE, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey, Korea, Austria, India, Tajikistan, Canada, UK, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan and other countries, included the follows:
History of Contemporary Kazakhstan in the 20-21st Centuries. Textbook
. – Almaty: Satbayev University, 2019. – 208 p. Kazakhs in the WWII: Documents from Foreign Archives.
– Volume 1. – Almaty: Satbayev University, 2018. – 383 p. (Collection of documents) (co-authors A. Akatayeva, E. Nadezhuk, A. Gabdullina and G. Baitasova). Contemporary History and Geopolitics in Central Asia. Ed. by Gulnara Mendikulova.
- Almaty: Kazakh University, 2017. – 306 p. (collective international monograph) History and Contemporary Development of the Kazakh Diaspora and Irredenta.
- Almaty: Kazakh University, 2017. (E-book). – 119 p. History and Contemporary Development of the Kazakh Diaspora and Irredenta.
- Almaty: Kazakh University, 2016. – 258 p. (tutorial, textbook) Participation of Kazakhs in the WWII in the Western-European countries.
– Almaty: Kazakh University, 2014. – 165 p. Historical and Contemporary Development of the Kazakhs in Uzbekistan.
– Almaty, 2009. - 294 p. (monograph) (in Kazakh) (co-author K. Koblandin)
2) Articles in Scopus, Web of Science, РИНЦ and ККСОН МОН РК
Mendikulova G, Nadezhuk E., Akatayeva A. New Documents on Kazakhs in the European Resistance Movements during World War II
// Journal of Modern Turkish History. – Volume 15. Issue 29. - Spring 2019. – P. 205–226. Мендикулова Г.М., Надежук Е.А., Габдуллина А.Ж., Акатаева А.А, Тумабаев Т.С. Казахи – военнопленные Второй Мировой войны в лагерях Норвегии и Финляндии
// Вопросы истории. - 2019 г. - № 10. – С. 169–178. Мендикулова, Г. М., Надежук, Е. А. Архивные документы о европейских военнопленных Первой мировой войны в Семиреченской области Туркестанского генерал-губернаторства (Case study)
// Вестник архивиста. – 2018. – № 4. – С. 996–1008. doi 10.28995/2073-0101-2018-4-996-1008 Мендикулова Г.М. Новые архивные документы об участии казахов в итальянском и французском Движениях Сопротивления во время Второй Мировой войны
. – М: РГГУ, 2019. Мендикулова Г., Акатаева А., Тумабаев Т. Екінші дүниежүзілік соғыста Еуропадағы Қарсыласу Қозғалысына қатысқан жаңа қазақ есімдер
// Қазақ тарихы. - 2019 - № 6. – Б. 47-50. Mendikulova G, Nadezhuk E. Kazakh-Russian roots of Alla Ilchun (Yelshin), Combated with fascism, the future Muse of Christian Dior (December 10, 1926 - March 6, 1989)
// Вестник КазНУ им. Аль-Фараби. Серия историческая. - 2019 г. - №3 (94). – С.101-107. Education: Colonial: Kazakhstan Online Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.
Brill Online Reference works. Vol. XV. 2017 (co-author Evgenia Nadezhuk)
Kazakh State University Diploma with Honor, History, June 1983