Mendikulova Gulnara Malbagarovna

Mendikulova Gulnara Malbagarovna

Doctor of Historical Sciences



Institute of Project Management

Email: g.mendikulova@satbayev.111

Professional biography

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

visiting scholar

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


Kazakh State University Diploma with Honor, History, June 1983

Scientific projects

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)