Gabriel McGuire

School of Sciences and Humanities, Languages, Linguistics and Literatures
Assistant Professor
Gabriel McGuire holds a BA in Anthropology from Whitman College (2002) and an MA (2007) and Ph.D. (2013) from the department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. His dissertation  was based on a year of field work in the south of Kazakhstan, and described the revival of small-holder mobile pastoral practices in one village. 
His current research interests include the depictions of mobile pastoral lifeways in Soviet era Kazakh language short stories and novels, and the relationship between genres  of oral and written Kazakh literature. 
He joined the department of World Languages and Literatures at Nazarbayev Univeristy in the fall of 2011. 
Classes taught
WLL101: Critical Issues in the Humanities
WLL110: Introduction to Literary Studies
WLL201: World Literature I
WLL241: Survey of Folktales
WLL/ANT 271: Language and Society
WLL/HST 441: Utopias in Russian and Soviet Literature