Center of History and Cultural Anthropology
Institute for African Studies of The Russian Academy of Sciences
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  • Ph.D., D.Sc., Full Professor, Center Curator
    Socio-Cultural transformations theory; political anthropology;
    preindustrial societies;
    contemporary problems of intercultural interaction (ethno-racial and religious aspects);
    migrations and diasporas;
    cultures and history of Africa south of the Sahara
  • Ph.D., Center Chair
    Modern and contemporary history of South Africa;
    Education and Southern Africa's cultures
  • Ph.D., Senior Researcher
    women in Ancient Egypt;
    cultural anthropology of Ancient Egypt;
    perception of Ancient Egypt in medieval Arab sources;
    historical memory of the slave trade and colonialism in modern Tanzania;
    German colonial legacy in modern Tanzania;
    Tanganyika’ colonial photography and postcards;
    history of Bagamoyo.
  • Ph.D., Senior Researcher
    Political psycology;
    Political mythology;
    ethno-racial and religious tolerance and xenophobia
  • M.A., Junior Researcher
    Urban anthropology; Sub-Saharan Africa; Social movements;
    Informal settlements;
    mutual help groups;
    rotating savings and credit association;
    Ethnic identity;
    socio-cultural processes in Tanzania;
  • M.A., Junior Researcher
    Processes of nation-building and transformation of cultural identities in the East African states in XX – XXI c.
    Political crises of XXI c. in Africa and their humanitarian consequences;
    Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, problem of refugees;
    Modern mass culture in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    Image of Russia in Africa
  • D.Sc., Professor, Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), University of the Western Cape (South Africa).
    The recent history of Southern African countries.
    Relations of the USSR/Russia and other leading world nations with African states.
    Politics and practice of the international social democracy.
  • Ph.D., Senior Researcher
    Cultures and mythologies of the Congo Basin peoples;
    African folklore
  • Ph.D., Senior Researcher
    Media studies;
    Relations between mass media, state and society;
    informational globalization; multicultural societies;
    xenophobia, tolerance/intolerance attitudes in mass media;
    cross-cultural communication;
    image of Africa and Africans: mass media and mass culture aspects.
  • Ph.D., Researcher
    History of Tunisia;
    Russian-Tunisian relations in the 18th-20th centuries
  • Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow
    History of social, political and intellectual movements (Afrocentrism, Pan-Africanism, and Afropolitanism);
    postcolonial studies;
    cultural identity;
    historical memory;
    cross-cultural dialogue.
  • Junior Researcher
    Political psycology;
    Political mythology;
    ethno-racial and religious tolerance and xenophobia