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
    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;
    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; uswahilini
  • Ph.D., Senior Researcher
    Identities and Identities' Construction in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 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