Olivier Ferrando

Associate Professor

3. Culture(s), Language and Imagineries

oferrando@univ-catholyon.fr

Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon

Function

  • Member of the Culture(s), Language, Imaginaries research team, CONFLUENCE : Sciences and Humanities Research Unit - EA 1598 Lyon Catholic University
  • Assistant Professor, Human Rights Institute of Lyon Lyon Catholic University

Further information

  • Field (CNU): 04. Political Science (n° 202004225946)

Research areas

Socio-Economic Transformations in Central Asia Collective Identity Mobilizations Environmental Migrants in Central Asia Post-Soviet Shrinking Mining Cities

Teaching areas

International Relations International Project Management European Studies Minorities and Human Rights

Presentation

Assistant Professor in International Relations, European Studies, and Project Management in Development & Humanitarian Aid
Cultural Area of research : Post-Soviet Central Asia
  • Direction & coordination
    • Management & coordination of conference proceedings
      • AITPAEVA, Gulnara, CHOTAEVA, Cholpon, ESENGUL, Chinara, FERRANDO, Olivier, KOCHUMKULOVA, Elmira (dir.) (2017). Rethinking the 1916 Uprising in Central Asia. Bichkek : American University of Central Asia Press, 180 p. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Management & coordination of a journal issue
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (dir.) (2016). 1989, année de mobilisations politiques en Asie centrale, Cahiers d'Asie centrale, 26, 302 p. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Chapters
    • Book chapters
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2022). «Domestic & Foreign Policies in the Context of Eurasian Integration». In : David W. Montgomery (dir.), Central Asia: Contexts for Understanding. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 514-518.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2013). «Central Asian States and their Co-Ethnics from Abroad: Diaspora Policies and Repatriation Programs». In : Marlène Laruelle (dir.), Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia. Leyde : Ed. Brill, 239-262.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2012). «Soviet Population Transfers and Interethnic Relations in Tajikistan: Assessing the Concept of Ethnicity». In : John Heathershaw & Edmund Herzig (dir.), The Transformation of Tajikistan. Routledge, 35-48.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2012). «Policies and Practices of Language Education in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Between Ethnic Identity and Civic Consciousness». In : Katriona Kelly, Mark Bassin (dir.), Soviet and Post-Soviet Identities. Cambridge University Press, 254-277. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2011). «Ethnic Minorities and the Media in Central Asia». In : E. Freedman, R. Shaffer (dir.), After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia. Michigan State University Press, 161-183.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2010). «Politiques diasporiques et flux migratoires : les États-nations et leurs minorités co-ethniques de l’étranger». In : M. Laruelle (dir.), Dynamiques migratoires et changements sociétaux en Asie centrale. Paris : Editions Petra, 49-76.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2009). «Politics of ‘Diasporization’ in Post-Soviet Central Asia». In : Jane Fernandez (dir.), Diasporas: Critical and Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives (ebook). Oxford : Inter-disciplinary press, 41-51. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Contributions to conference proceedings
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2018). «The Shkolnyi Fond in Non-State Language Schools. A Liberal Practice under State Control». In : Laura Turarbek (dir.), Materials of the Conference “Philosophical and Political Aspects of International Education Projets”. Almaty : Abai State University Press, 65-71.
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2020). «Education Language Policies and Practices in Post-Soviet Central Asia. An Historical Analysis of Ethnic Minorities in the Ferghana Valley». Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 19, 1, 32-57. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2019). «L’impact de la crise ukrainienne en Asie centrale : quelle évolution depuis 2014 ?». Anne de Tinguy, Regards sur l’Eurasie. L’année politique 2018, Les Etudes du CERI, 241-242, 38-43. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2016). «L’ethnicisation des mobilisations collectives en Asie centrale depuis 1989». Cahiers d'Asie centrale, 26, 195-223. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2011). «Soviet Population Transfers and Interethnic Relations in Tajikistan: Assessing the Concept of Ethnicity». Central Asian Survey, 30, 1, 39-52. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2011). «Déplacements de population et identités dans la vallée du Ferghana. Les limites du paradigme ethnique». Cahiers d'Asie centrale, 19-20, 177-212. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2008). «Manipulating the Census. Ethnic Minorities in the Nationalizing States of Central Asia». Nationalities Papers, 36, 3, 489-520. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2008). «Education and Ethnic Minorities in Central Asia. A Comparative Analysis». Central Eurasian Studies Review, 7, 1, 8-12. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2006). «Du concept de minorité en Asie centrale. L’exemple de la vallée du Ferghana». Cahiers d’études sur la Méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien, 39-40, 73-100. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Book reviews & reviews
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2015). «Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam et Judith Beyer, Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia. Performing Politics, Indiana University Press, 2013». Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, 3, 46, 223-224. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Articles in non-peer reviewed journals
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2012). «Strany Tsentral’noy Azii i ih ‘rodstvennye men’shinstva’ v regione: ot diasporal’noy politiki k programmam repatriatsii». Diaspory, 1, 66-94.
      • FERRANDO, Olivier (2010). «Les violences ethniques de juin 2010 au Kirghizstan. L’identité manipulée». Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, 41, 3, 107-136. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Popularization & dissemination of research
    • (2022) «En Asie centrale, la puissance tutélaire de Moscou perd en influence». Les enjeux internationaux, October 2022, France Culture, Paris, France. URL :
    • FERRANDO, Olivier (2022). «Kirghizstan et Tadjikistan : les effets funestes de la militarisation des frontières». The Conversation, 1-3. URL/DOI :
    • (2022) «Guerre en Ukraine : "L’appui tacite des Etats d’Asie centrale à la Russie est un revers pour les droits humains"». June 2022, Le Monde. URL :
    • FERRANDO, Olivier (2010). «Violences au Kirghizstan : ce que cache le discours ethnique». Hommes & Libertés, 151, 32-34. URL/DOI :
    • FERRANDO, Olivier (2010). «Nationalités, minorités ou diasporas. L’identité mouvante des peuples autochtones d’Asie centrale». Etudes interculturelles, 3, 193-215. URL/DOI :
    • FERRANDO, Olivier (2009). «Minorités ethniques d’Asie centrale. Le destin croisé des Ouzbeks de la vallée du Ferghana». Etudes interculturelles, 2, 33-45. URL/DOI :
  • Coordination of scientific events
    • Workshop "Rethinking 1916 Uprising in Central Asia", French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan, 2016
    • Symposium "Education & Cultural Diversity in Central Asia", French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan, 2016
    • Symposium "Migrations & Healthcare in Central Asia", French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Tajikistan, 2015
    • Coordination of the conference "Water Management in Central Asia. International & Local Perspectives, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan, 2015
    • Coordination of the conference "Welfare State and Collective Action in Central Asia, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kazakhstan, 2015
    • Symposium "Social Mobilisations and Geopolitics in Central Asia", Centre for International Studies - UMR 7050 , France, 2014
    • Symposium "1989, Also a Key Year in Central Asia?", French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan, 2014
    • ASN Regional Convention "Empires & Nations, SciencesPo Paris, France, 2008
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Associate member of research networks / laboratories
      • Since 2018, Member of the Pluridisciplinary Initiative on Central Asia (IPAC), UMR 7528 Monde iranien et indien, France
      • 2013 - 2016, Regional director of IFEAC, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan
      • 2013 - 2017, Associate researcher at CERI/Sciences Po, Centre for International Studies - UMR 7050 , France
      • 2010 - 2017, Member of a the Research Group on Central Asia (GRAC), Centre for International Studies - UMR 7050 , France
      • 2009 - 2013, Co-organised of the research seminar "L'Asie centrale dans tous ses Etats", Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
      • 2008 - 2014, Member of the program committee of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Association for the Study of Nationalities, United States of America
      • 2007 - 2009, Member of a research project "Oral History in Tajikistan", OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kirghizistan
  • Editorial activities
    • Collections / series / journals management
      • 2013 - 2016, Director of publication and chief editor, Cahiers d'Asie centrale, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) - USR 3140, Kirghizistan
  • Academic background
    • 2011 PhD in Political Science, La question minoritaire en Asie centrale post-soviétique: reconfiguration ethnique dans la vallée du Ferghana (1989-2008), SciencesPo Paris, France
    • 2005 Master Degree in International Human Rights Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 1994 Engineering Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires (ENSAIA), France
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • 2021 - 2022 Administrator , Human Rights Institute of Lyon, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2020 Assistant Professor, Human Rights Institute of Lyon, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2017 Member of the Board of Directors of ACTED, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), France
    • Since 2016 Member of the UNESCO Chair "Memory, Cultures & Interculturality", Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2005 - 2013 Vocational Training Officer, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), France
    • 2002 - 2004 Desk Manager for Southern Africa and the Horn of Africa, Handicap International , France
    • 1999 - 2001 Projects Regional Coordinator, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Tajikistan
    • 1998 Programme officer for TACIS technical assistance in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, European Commission, Kazakhstan
    • 1997 Project officer for a youth reconciliation project, Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF), Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • 1996 - 1997 Programme officer for the pre-adhesion of Slovenia to the EU, European Commission, Slovenia
    • 1994 - 1996 Attaché for Academic & Scientific Cooperation, Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires Etrangères, Slovenia
  • Teachings
    • Since 2020 Conflict Resolution, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2019 - 2021 Areal Approach of IR: Caucasus & Central Asia, National Institute of Oriental Languages & Civilisations, France
    • 2018 - 2021 Development & Humanitarian Project Management, Université Paris Nanterre - Paris 10, France
    • 2018 - 2021 International European Policies (24h), Université Paris 13, France
    • 2018 - 2021 Territorial European Policies, Université Paris 13, France
    • 2018 - 2021 European Integration & Institutions, Université Paris 13, France
    • 2018 - 2020 , Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris 1, France
    • Since 2018 Religions & Human Rights, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2017 - 2020 Cultural Diversity in Development Policies, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris 1, France
    • Since 2016 International Law & Cultural Diversity, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2015 Comparative Political Systems, Institute Sorbonne-Kazakhstan (ISK), Kazakhstan
    • 2011 - 2013 International Project Management, Lille Political Studies Institute, France
    • 2011 - 2013 , Rouen Business School, France
    • 2010 - 2013 Droit des minorités et des peuples autochtones (18h), Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2008 Cultural Diversity & Human Rights, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2008 Security Issues in the Post-Soviet Periphery, SciencesPo Paris, France
    • 2007 - 2013 Geopolitics of Central Asia & the Caucasus, Lille Political Studies Institute, France
    • 2007 - 2011 IR Theory & World Politics, Lille Political Studies Institute, France
  • Languages
    • French - Able to teach
    • English - Able to teach
    • Russian - Able to teach
    • Spanish - Able to teach