Noor O’Neill Borbieva is a cultural anthropologist. Her research, on religious change and development in the former Soviet Union, has been published in Anthropological Quarterly, Culture and Religion, Ethnology, and Slavic Review. She is currently conducting ethnographic research among faith communities in Fort Wayne.
At IPFW, Dr. Borbieva teaches “Culture and Society,” “Anthropology of Religion,” “Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia,” “Gender in Cross-cultural Perspective,” and “Anthropology of the Muslim World.” She is an affiliated faculty member of the IPFW Women’s Studies Program and the Indiana University (Bloomington) Russian and East European Institute.
Dr. Borbieva was born in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 2007. Between degrees, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic. She comes to IPFW from the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame, where she was a Visiting Fellow.