Aziz is a Researcher with the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE) project. His main research interests include nation-building, political mobilisation, official recognition, and elections, particularly in post-Soviet countries. Aziz helped establish links with several organisations and research institutes, including the American University of Central Asia and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. He also is involved with the 2020 Summer School and identifying funding opportunities.
Prior joining the ECMI, Aziz was working with the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on initiatives covering good governance, anti-corruption, youth participation, and elections. He gained experience on the issues related to rule of law, self-governance, and access to justice from working with a local NGO in Tajikistan.
Aziz is an alumnus of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the CrossCulture Programme by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). He speaks English, Russian, Uzbek, and Tajik.
Book Review: Uzbekistan’s New Face, by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell (eds). Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe Vol 19, No. 1 (2020). Available from: www.ecmi.de/fileadmin/redakteure/publications/JEMIE_Datens%C3%A4tze/Jemie_2020_1/04_Berdiqulov.pdf
Berdiqulov, A. (2018). Minority Communities in Contemporary Tajikistan. An Overview. ECMI Working Paper 108. Available at: www.ecmi.de/publications/ecmi-research-papers/108-minority-communities-in-contemporary-tajikistan-an-overview
Prina, F., and Berdiqulov, A. (2018). Majorities and Minorities in Post-Soviet Space. ECMI Working Paper 105. Available at: www.ecmi.de/publications/ecmi-research-papers/105-majorities-and-minorities-in-post-soviet-space
Berdiqulov, A. (2015). Ethnic Minorities’ Political Mobilization: Cases of Uzbeks and Pamiris. From the Tajik civil War to the 2012/2014 Khorog events. Central Asia Security Policy Briefs no. 24. Availalbe from: osce-academy.net/upload/file/Policy_Brief_24.pdf