Gyuzel Kamalova entered the MA program in Anthropology in Fall 2016. She completed her BA in World Literature (2013) at Simon Fraser University and MA in Cultural Studies (2015) at the University of Sydney, Australia. She also taught at the Faculty of General Education at Kazakh-British Technical University in her hometown Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her research interests focus on production/reproduction of self in an institutional environment and ways in which these identities affect spaces they inhabit. She is also interested in orphanages, as an example of institutional childhood in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Senior Supervisor: Sonja Luehrmann; Committee Member: Lindsey Freeman.