Dr ELENA VOLZHANINA

Honorary Research Fellow

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Contact Details

Email: elena.volzhanina@abdn.ac.uk
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Biography

2001 – school-teacher of history, Tyumen, Russia;

2002-2003 – Laboratory researcher, Laboratory of Anthropology and Ethnography, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

2004-2007 – Junior researcher, Laboratory of Anthropology and Ethnography, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

2008-2010 – Scientific researcher, Laboratory of Anthropology and Ethnography, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

2010-2012 – Senior researcher, Laboratory of Anthropology and Ethnography, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

2012 till October 2015 – Senior researcher, Laboratory of Anthropology and Ethnology, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

November 2015 to present – Senior researcher, Department of Ethnology, Institute of Northern development, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen;

1 March - 30 November, 2015 Part-time Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen;

1 December 2015 to present – Honorary Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Ethnography, ecology, demography of indigenous people of the North, traditional material and spiritual culture, social relationship and land use of indigenous nomadic people of the North.

 

Research Grants

2005 Grant of the Governor of the Tyumen Province “The Nadym Nenets: social-demographic development in the 20th century”;

2005 Grant for fieldwork of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Modern conception of family and marriage among the Nadym Nenetses”;

2006-2007 Grant within Lavrent’ev competition among youth projects of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences “The Nenetses of Iamal: social-demographic development in the 20th century”;

2006 Grant for fieldwork “Traditional marriages among the Siberian Nenetses in the second half of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century”;

2007-2008 Grant within the Tyumen Regional special scientific and technical program “Present ethnodemographic processes among the Nenetses of the Iamal-Nenets autonomous District of the Tyumen Province”;

2007 Grant for fieldwork “Family-marriage relations between the Komi and the Nenetses of the Nadym Region in the second half of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century”;

2008 Grant for fieldwork “Institute of midwives among the Nenetses of Iamal in the second half of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century”;

2009 Grant for fieldwork “Ethnocultural processes among the population of the lower of the Pur river in the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century”;

2009-2011 Grant of the Program fundamental investigations of Presidium Russian Academy of Sciences “The historical and cultural heritage and cultural wealth of Russia”, the leader of the collective project;

2010-2011 Travel grant of the Research Council of Norway (Yggdrasil) for work in the University of Tromso “A comparative study of Evenki and forest Nenets ethnodemography”;

2012-2014 Grant of the Russian Foundation for the Humanities, Project ? 12-31-01236 “The nomadic population and traditional land use in Iamal in the first third of the 20th century”, individual project;

2012-2014 Grant of the Program Fundamental investigations of Presidium Russian Academy of Sciences “Tradition and innovation in the history and culture”, the leader of the collective project “Nomadic way of life and traditions of the land use of the Yamal Nenets in the 19th-20th centuries”;

2014-2015 Travel grant of the British Council for work in the University of Aberdeen “Social relations within Western and Eastern Siberian indigenous reindeer herding districts within a circumpolar context”.

2016-2018 British Academy-Leverhulme research grant “The personal transcripts of land entitlement expeditions in the Iamal peninsula in the 1930s”.

 

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