Chuka Chuluunbat P.
Humanitad Program Director (Mongolia)
Chuluunbat was born into a Mongolian shamanic lineage in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He studied in Russian language specialist school. He completed BA degree in Mongolia majoring in English. In 2006 was awarded Sigrid Rausing Scholarly exchange program scholarship to study for MPhil degree in Social Anthropology by Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. His MPhil thesis was on Soviet influence on Mongolian education system. He is currently lecturing at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, National University of Mongolia. He is a fellow of Academic Fellowship Program of Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation. In 2009 enrolled into sandwich PhD program of National University of Mongolia and University of Cambridge funded by Wenner Gren Foundation. He is studying the impact of mining in Mongolia.
He speaks Mongolian, Russian, English fluently and conversational French.
His research interests are: shamanism, anthropology of development, education, , post-Socialism and economic anthropology, healing.
He conducted fieldworks in various parts of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia and in Nepal.