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Dr. Rano Turaeva-Hoehne

Dr. Hoehne Turaeva, Rano is a Country Expert and academic with extensive fieldwork expeirience and providing expert reports (100+) for more than 40 firms in the UK, US, Netherlands, and Canada with areas of expertise such as but not limited to:
- Authentication documents originating from countries of expertise
- Country reports on the indicated countries of expertise
- Minority groups, religious groups
- Political, social and cultural groups: LGBT
- Organized crime and mafia, state crime
- Extremist and violent groups, including religious groups
- Human rights violations
- Women issues: honor killing
- Human trafficking
- Psychiatry and prison conditions
- Disadvantaged groups e.g. children, minorities, mentally ill, disabled, terminally ill
- Availability of medical services
- State structure, military and security services
- Drug dealing and trafficking

Dr. Rano Turaeva-Hoehne
Expert/ Consultant/Analyst/Researcher

Ethnic and religious minorities, victims of domestic violence, political refugees, war refugees, mentaly sick persons, health systems, political and economic environment, stateless persons, other social groups, victims of human trafficking, illegal migrants, state and citizenship, Soviet Union , post-Soviet republics, religion and security, gender and violence, legal systems, document production, assessment of documents from country of origin.


2015, Turkmenistan, country report, Freedom House.

2015, Washington University, Central Asia and IS recruitment, media analysis.

2015, country information Armenia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Ukraine, various organizations.

2014, UNHCR, Country of Origin Information, Contribution on Turkmenistan.

2012-present, University of Cologne, research and analysis on the topic of human trafficking, illegal labour migration, women’s networks.

2011-present,Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology,research on migration, informal economy, ethnicity, minorities

2010, Country of Origin Expert (COI) for the Fahamu Refugee Programme (FRP).

2005-present   UK Home Office, US courts, International NGOs, local NGOs, Expert reports on the cases of ethnic minorities, health system, honor killings, religious minorities, political refugees, victims of war crimes, human trafficking and other victims, Number of reports produced on Asylum Cases: 100+

2010-2011, Center for Development Research, Germany. Policy research, Institutional and political environment.

04/2012,University of Cologne,         Expert/researcher, Research on the topic of migration and illegal labour migration, human trafficking, women’s networks, conducting interviews, developing research proposal, seminar and workshops.

2003-2004, US government Consulting firm, Feasibility study on economic and political environment, Junior analyst.


 Book: (2016): ‘Migration and Identity: Inside Uzbekistan’, London:Routledge.

2014, ‘Mobile entrepreneurs in post-Soviet Central Asia: micro-orders of tirikchilik’, Communist and Post-communist Studies, 47 (1): 105-114.

2013, Post-Soviet Uncertainties: Micro-orders of Central Asian migrants in Russia, Inner Asia, 15 (2013): 273–92.

2013, ‘From Rhetoric to Identification: Miscommunication in Inter-ethnic Contact’, Anthropology of Middle East , 8(2)21:45.

2013, From Knowledge ecology to innovation systems: innovations in the sphere of agriculture in Uzbekistan, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 15(2):184-195.

2011, November. “Impact of post-Soviet governance on implementing innovations in agriculture”, Science Brief ZUR no. 22, ZEF, Bonn.

2014. Private Initiative, Religious Education, and Family Values: A Case Study of a Brides’ School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Initiative Papers N7, February 2014, Central Asia program at Elliot School of International Affairs and CIDOB Barcelona Center for International Affairs. Available at

2012, ‘Kelins and Bride Schools in Uzbekistan’ Published online by BBC Central Asian Service and the Central Eurasian Media and Scholars Initiative (CESMI) in“My Take On”, on Wednesday October 17th, 2012, available online under:

2012, Obruli oilaga kelin bolib tushish Uzbekistondagi koplab qizlarning orzusi, Published online by BBC Uzbek-Forum, October 6, available online under:

2012, ‘Propiska regime in post-Soviet space; regulating mobility and residence’, by Central Asian Studies Institute at American University of Central Asia, available online under:

2012, “Innovation policies in Uzbekistan: Path taken by ZEFa project on innovations in the sphere of agriculture.” in Center for Development Research working paper 90.

Russian/Uzbek-native, German-fluent, Turkmen-good, Kazakh-good, Kyrgyz-good, Azeri-beginner
Ethnic groups expertise
All minorities in above mentioned country of expertise and topics of expertise
Political groups expertise
All groups mentioned above.
Religious groups expertise
All mentioned above.
Other social groups expertise
All groups mentioned above
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