Birgit N. Schlyter, Director
Tel: +90(0)212-252 41 19
Professor of Central Asian Studies at Stockholm University, on leave for the present position as Director of SRII.
Professor Schlyter is a linguist specializing on Turkish and other Turkic languages. Among her works in Turkish linguistics are the monograph Case Marking Semantics in Turkish (Stockholm 1985) and the reference articles “Turkish Semantics Revisited”, in Turkish Linguistics Today (Leiden 1991), and “Turkey”, on the language situation in Turkey and Turkish language research, in An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society (Berlin 2006). Her present major field of research is language development and language policies in the Central Asian region (see http://srii.org/page/language-renewal-in-ex-soviet-central-asia), where her most recent publication is ”Multilingualism and Language Renewal in Ex-Soviet Central Asia”, in The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism (2012).
In 2007 she was awarded a grant by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities for a 5-year position as Research Fellow in Central Asian Studies in Memory of Gunnar Jarring. While holding this position, she founded Stockholm International Program for Central Asian Studies (SIPCAS) with additional funding from The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJ); see http://srii.org/page/sipcas.
Publications initiated and edited or co-edited by Professor Schlyter are among several others Return to the Silk Routes: Current Scandinavian Research on Central Asia (London: 1999), Prospects for Democracy in Central Asia (Stockholm/London 2005), The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics (Copenhagen, forthcoming). From 1996 to 2008, she was the editor-in-chief of Dragomanen, the annual of SRII.
Helin Topal, Administrator
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Birgitta Kurultay, Librarian
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Marianne Boqvist, Deputy Director
PhD in Islamic Art History and Archaeology from Paris IV Sorbonne. Deputy director and affiliated scholar to the SRII
Research areas: Ottoman architectural and urban history with focus on the Ottoman Arab provinces (Bilad al-Sham) in the 16th century.
Current projects: The impact of Ottoman rule on Urbanism and Architecture in
the Provinces of the Empire and how to preserve it: the case of Damascus
Lena Andersson, Controller of the SRII at the Stockholm office
Tel: +46 (0) 8 662 75 70