Awards and Recognitions
1. Dick Dyer Award for Academic Mentorship, 2021
2. Bruce B. Stewart Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020
3. Recognition awards at Guilford College, 2019
Excellence Brought to Light, Recognized for going above and beyond at Guilford College inside and outside of the classroom
4. Teaching excellence in Peace and Conflict Studies, 2019
Excellence Brought to Light
5. Ph.D. Certificate of Appreciation for the Research and Thesis. The UN Association of World Citizens. Office of the President. France, 2013
, PhD. In Social Sciences,
, MA in Education Administration: Organization Development,
Tursunova, Z. (2014). Women’s lives and livelihoods in post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of empowerment and peacebuilding. Lanham, MA: Lexington Books.
Tursunova, Z., Ramraj, C., & Cyr, M., Thompson, S. (2020). Pathways towards food sovereignty: Reconnecting individuals, food, nature and community in the inner city in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 29(2). pp. 102-115.
Tursunova, Z. (2020). Food sovereignty. In Romaniuk S., Thapa M., Marton P. (Eds.). The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Tursunova, Z. Kamp, M., Azizova, L., Azizova, N. (2016). Women’s Indigenous processes of peacebuilding and peacemaking in Uzbekistan: Sacred places of homes, community for health and well-being. In H. Tuso & Flaherty, M. (Eds.). Indigenous processes of peacemaking: A Preliminary exploration (pp. 349-370). Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.
Tursunova, Z. (2015). Narrative method in evaluation of students’ transformative learning in peace and conflict resolution program. In C. D. Felice. A. Karako & A. Wisler (Eds.), Peace education evaluation: Learning from experience and exploring prospects (pp.131-144). New York, NY: Springer Publishers.
Tursunova, Z. (2013). Health, mobility, livelihood and social change in the lives of women in rural Uzbekistan. In G.T. Bonifacio (Eds.). Gender and rural migration: Realities, conflict and change (pp.196-232). New York, NY: Routledge.
Tursunova, Z., & Azizova, N. (2009). Building knowledge-based society in Uzbekistan: The role of colleges in Uzbekistan. In R. L. Raby & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Community college models: Globalization and higher education reform (pp. 545-560). New York, NY: Springer Publishers.
Tursunova, Z., & Azizova, N. (2008). Advancement of women in Uzbekistan. In C. Hammerle, N. Langreiter, M. Lanzinger & E. Saurer (Eds.), Gender politics in Central Asia: Historical perspectives and current living conditions of women (pp. 113-132). Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna.
Tursunova, Z., Lobchuk, M. (2016). Immigrant Filipinos as caregivers for Filipino loved with chronic illness in Canada. Philippine Journal of Nursing, 86(1), 17-28.
Lobchuk, M., Halas, G., West, C., Harder, N., Tursunova, Z., & Ramraj, C. (2016). Development of a novel empathy-related video-feedback intervention to improve empathic accuracy of nursing students: A pilot study. Nurse Education Today, 46, 86-93.
Tursunova, Z. (2014). Women’s narratives: Resistance to oppression and the empowerment of women in Uzbekistan. Journal on Indigenous Social Development, 3 (2), 1-16.
Tursunova, Z., Kamp, M., Azizova, L., Azizova, N. (2014). Cultural patterns of health care beliefs and practices among Muslim women in Uzbekistan. Journal of Health, Culture, and Society, 6(1), 33-46.
Tursunova, Z. (2012). Climate change, livelihoods, and food security in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. Journal of Women and Environments, 88/89, 23-25.
Tursunova, Z. (2011). Collective action as a space of agency, power and knowledge: A case study of gap in Uzbekistan. Journal of Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, 32, 48-77.
Tursunova, Z. (2008). The role of rituals in healing trauma and reconciliation in post-accord peacebuilding. Journal of Human Security, 4(3), 54-71.
Tursunova, Z. (Fall/winter, 2003). Political participation of women in Uzbekistan: Creating gender awareness. Journal of Central Asian Studies, 8(1), 36-48.
Farberman, B.L., & Tursunova, Z. (2002). Qualitative measures in application of interactive teaching methods. Journal of Problems in Education, 4, 20-24.