Anel Rakhimzhanova

Ph.D. Candidate, M.A. '20


Anel is researching the performativity of Big Data and how algorithms contribute to the establishment of discriminatory mechanisms. She is focusing on the migration of technologies around oppressive regimes. She is also interested in the futurity of data disturbance, resistance practices, and performances.


Performance Studies teaches to listen carefully, share passionately and accompany unconditionally.


New York University

Ph.D. Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York

New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York

Nazarbayev University

Bachelors of Arts - World Languages, Literature and Culture

Double major in Economics

Astana, Kazakhstan

Awards & Distinctions

The Leigh George Odom Memorial Award for Distinguished MA Student


EMERGENYC, The Hemispheric Institute at New York University 

Researcher assistant, “Trans-Eurasian Exchanges: Contemporary dialogues and archeological inquiry” project

Research assistant, “Capturing the Discursive Landscape of the Expo” linguistic project (Nazarbayev University and Zurich University of Applied Sciences)