Rouslan Jalil is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational Policy and Evaluation, College of Education, at the University of Kentucky. He is also a faculty member at International Ala-Too University (IAU). He earned his M.A. degree in social science and economics from the University of Hamburg (2008), Germany. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar at Indiana University, USA. From 2006-2010, Jalil worked as a research fellow at ABH Institut für Sozialforschung, a research institute in Hamburg. Jalil is a co-founder and acting director of the Burana Research Institute (BRI), a think-tank organization that develops solutions to existing economic, social, and other public problems through research and evidence.
Jalil’s academic interests include democratization in post-Soviet space, Islamic education and secularism, civic education, research methods. His recent publications include “Evolution of research at universities in Kyrgyzstan (2020),” “Civic education for elementary schools (2020),” and “Social perception of Islam in Kyrgyzstan (2019).” Jalil is fluent in Russian, German, Turkish, and English.