Muhammad Qayumov is a recipient of the Summer 2022 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Click here to learn more.
Muhammad Abdulqayumov completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Washington State University, shortly after migrating into United States from Tajikistan. Currently he is a graduate student at the Jackson School of International Studies REECAS program. His MA thesis focuses on Russia’s role as a security provider in Central Asia and how that role has been shifting since the fall of the Soviet Union. Cultural and linguistic knowledge gained during summer Arabic course, which was made possible by FLAS, helped unlock new sources and new avenues of research.
In the future, Muhammad hopes to use his cultural and linguistic knowledge to work as a Foreign Service Officer.