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
    Sub-Saharan Africa;
    urban anthropology;
    mutual help groups;
    informal settlements;
    ethnic identity;
    ethnocultural processes in Tanzania;
    slave trade;
    historical memory.
  • 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
    Intellectual history of Africa and African Diasporas;
    History of Afrocentric movement;
    Cultural identity and historical memory;
    Decolonial and postcolonial studies.
  • Junior Researcher
    Political psycology;
    Political mythology;
    ethno-racial and religious tolerance and xenophobia