Background and activities

Ainur "Aina" Begim received her B.A. degree from Bates College and her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Aina was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo from 2017 to 2021. In 2016-2017 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to graduate studies, Aina worked as a credit analyst on Wall Street.

Her research and teaching interests include sustainable finance; financial ethics; entrepreneurship; natural resources and energy transitions; women in finance; value, money, debt; regulatory regimes and politics; financialization and globalization; pensions and social welfare; social policy;economic anthropology and social studies of finance; Eurasia and Norway. 

Aina is affiliated with the Cultures of Finance Group and “Oikos” Working Group, Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), New York University, and the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Begim, Ainur. (2018) Am I Muslim or Just Kazakh? Politics of Care in Postsocialist Kazakhstan. Reconceiving Muslim Men: Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious times.