Position:Director of M. Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, Doctor of Philology.
Date of birth: March 08, 1957.
Education, Specialty (qualification), Licenses:
Graduated from the philological faculty of Abai Kazakh Pedagogical Institute (1978), postgraduate school (1985)
Academic ranks, degrees, activities:
In 1990 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic "Kazakh folklore children's poetry", in 2004 - his doctoral thesis on the topic "Family-ritual folklore of the Kazakhs".
Research interests: Kazakh ethnology, folklore
Languages: Kazakh, Russian.
Author of more than 200 scientific and popular science articles in domestic and foreign publications on the issues of Kazakh folklore and literature, cultural history, ethnology, museology, language policy.
"Kazakh otbasy folklore" ("Family-ritual folklore of the Kazakhs", 2007);
"Rukhani uyz" (Kazakh children's folklore) (1995);
"Altyn sandyk" (Golden chest)" (1996, et al.),