Centre of Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities
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Alexandra Arkhipova

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Russia, 125 267 Moscow,

Russian State University for the Humanities

Miusskaya sq. 6.

tel: +07/499/9734354
fax: +07/495/2505109

(till August, 2011)

Germany, 28359, Bremen

Institut Forschungsstelle Osteuropa,

Klagenfurter strasse, 3

Universität Bremen, Deutschland

fon: +49/421/218-69590
fax: +49/421/218-69607


field of research






Folklore Studies and Anthropology

Subfields:

(i) Russian Folklore:

Origin of new Russian folklore in the Soviet era;

origin of jokes (anecdotes);

anti-Stalin folklore

(ii) Folklore and ethnography of Siberia, Northern and Central Asia:

Comparative studies of Siberia, Asia, and North America;

Mongolian traditional folklore;

Current state of Mongolian folklore and mythology;

shaman legends and narratives;

shamanism and witchcraft in today’s Mongolia

Current position


Research Fellow (Humboldt Fellowship) at Institut Forschungsstelle Osteuropa,

Universität Bremen, Germany;

Senior Research Fellow, Dozent (Assistant Professor),

Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities;
www.rsuh.ru, +7495250668 www.ruthenia.ru/folklore


also: Coordinator of the research project "Folklore And Postfolklore"

Book series editor: "Anthropology/Folklore" (Objedinennoje Gumanitarnoje Izdatelstvo)
www.ogi.ru The list of the books is available at http:// http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/books2.htm

visiting appointments

2009

01/02-01/05: Visiting Researcher, Slavic Department, University of Gent, Belgium.

29/12/08 – 26/01.09 – library grant by Centre franco-russe de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales de Moscou for the research in the Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine, Université Nanterre

2008

15/09-15/12: Visiting Researcher, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa Institute, Bremen University

22.09-26.09: participation in the international workshop “Myth and Science: The Representation of the Witch(doctor)and the Sage in Literature, Arts and Society” at Centre des Recherches sur l’Imaginaire De Grenoble III, Grenoble, France

2007

15-16/01: participation in the international workshop «Post-socialist jokelore». Tartu, Estonian Literary Museum. January 15th-16th, 2007.

15/09-15/12: Visiting Researcher, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa Institute, Bremen University.

01/06-30/07: Visiting Researcher, Slavic Department, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2006

05/09–06/20: Visiting Researcher, University Laval, Quebec, Canada

April: Library research grant at Department of Folklore Studies, Institute for Folklore Research, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2004

02/01 – 04/20: Research and travel grant of Ford Foundation (# 1015-1063-2) and Institute of International Education (IIE) for (i) visiting the 33-d Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, San-Jose, CA, and (ii) visiting the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ for collaboration with IAS Members.

Professional Experience


2007-present: Dozent (Assistant Professor), Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies,

Russian State University for the Humanities;

2004-present: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies,

Russian State University for the Humanities;

2000-2004: Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Russian State University for the Humanities
2000 –present:  Administrator of the site ‘Folklore and Postfolklore’ www.ruthenia.ru/folklore

2002-present: Coordinator of International Folklore Summer Schools (2002-2005, Ford Foundation grant 1015-1063-2);

2001 - 2005:  Head of the Humanities Department, Non-profit Educational Organization “All-Russian Summer School for Gifted Children”.

2003-2004: Author of Olympiad problems, Annual All-Russian Traditional High School Olympiad in Linguistics and Mathematics, organized by Moscow State University and Russian State University for the Humanities.

1996-1999: Participant of the research project: "Contemporary Russian Urban Folklore",

supported by the Moscow office of the Open Society Institute.

2000: Coordinator of the research project: “The Virtual Community of Russian Folklore Fellows” by Moscow Public Science Foundation (http://www.mpsf.org/arc_project.html?r=1)

The project resulted in the creation of “Folklore and Postfolklore” www.ruthenia.ru/folklore web-site.

2001: Research project coordinator: “Russian Urban Folklore on the Internet”, IREX, 2002.

2002-2004: Research project participant: "Automatic Rules for Fairy Tale Structure"

(Russian Foundation for Basic Research).

2002-2005: Research project coordinator for the Ford Foundation grant # 1015-1063-2

"Folklore And Postfolklore" www.ruthenia.ru/folklore

Teaching Experience

1997: Teacher of Russian Language and Literature, Private School “Mummi-Trolle”, Moscow.

1998-2001: Lecturer at the State Lyceum #1525 “Vorobijevy Gory”, Humanities Faculty,

Course title: “Mythology”.

1999 - present: Lecturer at the Non-profit Educational Organization “All-Russian Summer School for Gifted Children” (Humanities Department). Courses: “Contemporary Russian Language”;
“Contemporary Russian Urban Folklore and Traditional Russian Folklore”, “Introduction to Social Anthropology”. http://lasch.narod.ru/

2003-present: Course “Folklore: Oral Traditions” for senior undergraduate students (the Spring semester); Department of History and Philology, Russian State University for the Humanities, jointly with Prof. S.Nekludov.

2004 (November, 1-12): Lectures at the IV-th International Folklore Summer School

“Semiotics in Folklore”, organized by RSUH http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/Os_04.htm

2005 (April, 30-9, May): Lectures at the V-th International Folklore Summer School

“Mythology as a System”, organized by RSUH http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/vs_05.htm

2005 (October, 28-November, 8): Lectures at the VI-th International Folklore Summer School “Folklore and Ritual”, organized by RSUH http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/os_05.htm

2008 (April 30- May9): Lectures at the VII-th International Folklore Summer School “Areal distribution of folklore traditions”, organized by RSUH http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/ls_08.htm

2001-present: teaching in Russian State University for the Humanities(Moscow): Folklore Studies, Folklore and Power in 1920-1930, Contemporary Russian urban folklore

Education

1999: Diploma (M.A. equivalent) “The Role Structures in Children’s Jokes”

Supervisor: Prof. Sergei Yu. Nekludov 

grade: A+

1999-2004: Postgraduate student at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities,

Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH)

2004: Ph.D. Thesis in folklore and language studies: "Anecdote and its prototype: the origin of texts and constraining of genre", at RSUH

Thesis supervisor: Prof. Sergei Yu. Nekludov 

Languages

English, Mongolian (reading), German (reading)

References


Prof. James Bailey, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, [email protected]

Prof. Boris A. Uspenskij,

Istituto “L’Orientale”, Napoli, Italy. [University “L’Orientale”], Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien [email protected]om

Prof. Andrei L. Zorin,

Professor of Russian Language, Fellow, New College of Modern Languages At Oxford University

[email protected]

Prof. Sergej U. Nekludov,  

Director, Centre of Typological and Semiotics Folklore Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities [email protected]

Prof., Dr.Yury E. Berezkin,

Head of the Department of the Americas, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Science, European Institute in St. Petersburg.

[email protected]

Awards

and

Grants

2002, 2003: Recipient, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant for young scholars

2004, Feb.-April: Recipient, research and travel grant from the Ford Foundation (i) to visit the 33-th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, San Jose, CA, and (ii) to visit the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ for collaboration with the IAS Members.

2005-2007: Participant, the Dutch-Russian project NVO-RFBR 05-06-89000а “The Origin Of Russian Avant-garde”

2005-2007: Project participant, Russian Foundation for Basic Research 06-06-80-420а “Area distribution of semantic elements of oral traditions (based on the materials of East Slavs and Ethnic groups of Siberia)”

2006-2008: Recipient, grant of INTAS 05-1000008-7922 “Reconstruction of prehistoric Eurasian mythological motif complexes and their most ancient distribution in connection with genetic data’’

2006-2008: Recipient, Grant of the Russian Scientific Foundation for the Humanities # 06-04-00598a “ ‘Russians’ through Russian eyes”

2006-2007: Participant, grant of Russian Scientific Foundation for the Humanities with the Mongolian Academy of Science for field work in Mongolia # 06-01-91916 e/g

2007-2008: Recipients, Grant “Immanuel Kant” Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

2009-2010 – President grant, Russian Academy of Science

2009-2011: Humboldt Fellowship

field work experience

1999: participant, linguistic expedition to Russian North

2001: participant, archeological dig (Paleolithic cave)

August, 2006: Russian-Mongolian Folklore expedition to Central District of Mongolia

August-September, 2007: Russian-Mongolian Folklore expedition to North-West of Mongolia

July-August, 2008: Russian-Mongolian Folklore expedition to South-East of Mongolia

June, 2009, 2010, 2011: Field work among Mongolian Kazakhs (Central Kazahkstan)

July-August, 2009: Russian-Mongolian Folklore expedition to Southern Mongolia

July-August, 2009: Russian-Mongolian Folklore expedition to Eastern Mongolia