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Shtaltovna, Anastasiya

Postdoctoral Fellow 2015


Shtaltovna, Anastasiya


Anastasiya Shtaltovna is Associated Researcher at Department of Political and Cultural Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. For the past 10 years she has been working in different capacities on various socio-political and economic aspects of development of former Soviet countries and, more recently, Africa. She holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Bonn. In her PhD thesis, she focused on the development of the agricultural service provision and rural transformation processes in the post-Soviet authoritarian Uzbekistan. Her work and interest lie in the fields of rural development, post-Soviet societies, agrarian change and rural transformation, organisational change, agricultural advisory services/extension, innovation in agriculture, qualitative research methods, bridging the gap between development research and development collaboration. For her studies and work, Ms. Shtaltovna has conducted an extensive fieldwork in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. At the moment, she is working with CERIUM as a research collaborator on the project 'Coopération et Conflit Entre la Russie et l'Europe: Une Approche Relationnelle'​.

Areas of expertise


  •   Shtaltovna, A. (2015) 'Knowledge gaps and rural development in Tajikistan. Agricultural advisory services as a panacea?' In: The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. DOI: 10.1080/1389224X.2014.997257.
  • Hornidge, A.-K., Shtaltovna, A. and C. Schetter (editors) (2015, forthcoming) 'Agricultural Knowledge and Knowledge Systems in Post-Soviet Societies', Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-2006-1. Bern Swit- zerland.
  • Shtaltovna, A., Van Assche, K., Hornidge, A.-K. (2015) 'Accounting in evolving organizations'. In: Beunen, R., Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (eds.): Applying Evolutionary Governance: Theory and Applications. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-12273-1. Berlin, Germany.
  • Shtaltovna, A. & Hornidge, A-K. (2014) 'A Comparison Study on Cotton Growing in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan'. ZEF, University of Bonn, ZEF, ISSN 1864-6638. Germany.
  • Van Assche, K., Shtaltovna, A., Hornidge, A.-K. (2013) 'Visible and invisible informalities and transformation. Lessons from transition countries: Georgia, Romania, Uzbekistan' In: Informality in Eastern Europe: Structures, Political Cultures and Social Practices. Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany. pp. 89-118.
  • Shtaltovna, A. (2017) ‘ The development of extension services in post-Soviet,post-conflict Georgia’. In: McNamara P.& Moore A. (edc.): Building Agricultural Extension Capacity in Post-Conflict Settings: Case Studies. CABI. ISBN:1786390590, 9781786390592,USA.
  • Purwaningrum, F. and Shtaltovna, A. (2017) “Reflections on Fieldwork: A Comparative Study of Positionality in Ethnographic Research across Asia”(an invited manuscript submitted to E-Symposium of International Sociological Association)

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