Honorary Research Fellow
The University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Theoretically, I am involved in debates in, comparative history of anthropological concepts (with a focus on Arctic anthropology) and the history and ethnography of early anthropological expeditions, historical anthropology and ethnohistory, museum studies and museum ethnography, heritage, cultural regeneration, social impact of art and research in the humanities to the economic development and social welfare of communities, human-animal relations and domestication, cultural approaches to kinship, social impact of energy, and indigenous religious revitalization.
The geographical areas covered by my present research are the Russian Arctic where I work with Samoyedic groups such as, Nenets, Enets, Nganasans, and Selkups and plan to work with Chukchi, and Siberia where I work with Altaians, Shors, Evenki and Orochons.
2017-2021: European Research Council, Greening the Poles: Science, the Environment, and the Creation of the Modern Arctic and Antarctic (Gretpole) (PI: Dr Peder Roberts, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden). Total budget € 1 499 952
February 2017: Lecture for postgraduate students (Master of Research and PhD) at the University of Aberdeen, Department of Anthropology. Course Research in Social Anthropology 2. Lecture “Ethnographies of Electricity: A Northern Perspective”
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2004 - to date - Research Fellow at the Department of Siberian Ethnography, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia