Dennis Keen

Dennis Keen

Dennis Keen is the host of Discovering Kazakhstan.

Originally from California, Dennis came to Kazakhstan as a teenager and fell in love with Central Asia, learning Russian as a linguistics student and then studying Kazakh language, culture and history in a graduate program at Stanford University. He is the founder of Walking Almaty, a popular blog and tourism resource on the urban landscape of Almaty, and Monumental Almaty, a research project on Soviet-era mosaics and monumental art in the city. Kazakhs know him as kúıeý bala, or "son-in-law," as his wife Adisa is a Kazakh from Uralsk.