Rafis Abazov

Rafis Abazov is adjunct professor at Columbia University and visiting professor at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). His recent book, The Stories of the Great Steppe: The Anthology of Modern Kazakh Literature, was published by Cognella Academic Publishing in 2013.

The globalization of the modern world has stimulated a steep rise in migration to locations both near and far, supported by many factors. The development of sophisticated modern transportation systems and networks making it much easier, cheaper and faster for people to move than at any time in history has been one such factor.