Dr. Selbi Durdiyeva

Selbi Durdiyeva

Wiss. Projektmitarbeiterin, BMBF-Projekt "Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict"


+49 6421 28-24819 selbi.durdiyeva@staff 1 Deutschhausstraße 12
35032 Marburg
Ehem. Kinderklinik Neubau (Raum: 00D14)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)
  • Research Focus

    Transitional Justice

    Memory Studies

    Decolonial Theory

    Law of Armed Conflict

    Post-Soviet and Post-Socialist Studies

    Civil Society Theory

    International Human Rights Law

  • Studies and Positions

    September 2021-May 2022: Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, New York, USA

    2020-2022: Research Assistant, Nottingham Law School, UK

    2017-2021: PhD (passed without corrections), Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

    2019-2020: Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

    January 2019- May 2019: Global Dialogues Fellow, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA

    January 2014- August 2017: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Law, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

    2012-2013: LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex, UK

    2011-2012: LLM in International Law, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

    2011-2012: Research Assistant, School of Law, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

    January 2009 - June 2009: Exchange semester, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

    2007-2011: Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • Current Publications


    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Civil Society and Transitional Justice’ Debate entry in Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky (eds.), Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘The Right to Work Obligations of an Occupying Power: The Challenge of the Mode of Applicability of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law’ in S Sayapin, The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations: Inaugural Volume (Eleven International Publishing, forthcoming)

    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Memory Production, Vandalism, Violence: Civil Society and Lessons from a Short Life of a Monument to Stalin’ (2021) 28 Constellations: Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 207. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8675.12527

    Book Reviews

    Selbi Durdiyeva, Review of The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to Drone by Antoine Bousquet (2021) 9 State Crime Journal 262.


    Jonathan Doak, John Jackson, Candida Saunders, David Wright, Beatriz Gómez Fariñas, Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Cross-Examination in Criminal Trials: Towards a Revolution in Best Practice?’ A Report for the Nuffield Foundation (November 2021) https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44924/

    Tom Vickers, Helen O’Nions, Blerina Kellezi, Ernest Acha, Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Providing Legal Advice to Destitute Asylum Seekers who have Exhausted Appeal Rights’ Evaluation of the Hope Projects (West Midlands) Legal Service: Report 1, Nottingham Trent University (December 2021) https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45507/1/1511738_Vickers.pdf 

    'In whose interests? How the law treats unaccompanied children in CIS countries' (2014) Report for Child Rights International Network https://www.crin.org/sites/default/files/crin_unaccompanied_children_final.pdf

    Blogs and Op-Eds

    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Theorizing binaries through autoethnography, method, and commoning – reflections from the field’ (03.02.2022) Research Notes, Frictions: Europe, America and Global Transformations, Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg. doi: 10.15457/frictions/0016, https://frictions.europeamerica.de/research-notes-durdiyeva-theorizing-binaries-autoethnography-method-commoning/

    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Society Must be Defended: International Memorial and the Memory Police in Russia’ (December 2021)  Memory Culture in Dialogue, Humanitarian Law Centre https://www.kulturesecanja.org/en/blog/society-must-be-defended-international-memorial-and-the-memory-police-in-russia/

    Selbi Durdiyeva, ‘Omnipotent Leviathan – or Lost in Transition? Russia’s approach to the past as portrayed in the recent Memorial to the Victims of the Soviet Repressions’ (November 2018) Public Seminar http://www.publicseminar.org/2018/11/omnipotent-leviathan-or-lost-in-transition/

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