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Dmitry Bondarenko
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Affiliation: Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Location: Moscow, RUSSIA



Biography: I graduated with the M.A. degree cum laude in 1990 from the Moscow State University, Department of Ethnography, School of History. I completed my Ph.D. in 1993 and D.Sc. in 2000 at the Russian Academy of Sciences. At present, I am Vice-Director for Research of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Inrternational Center of Anthropology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Full Professor with the Center of Social Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities. In the past, I was a visiting scholar with the Program of African Studies of Northwestern University (Evanston, USA), Institut fuer Geschichte (Goettingen, Germany), and Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France). I have lectured at universities of Russia, the USA, Egypt, Tanzania, Slovenia, and Angola. I have conducted field research in a number of African countries (Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda) and among Black people in Russia and the USA.


PhD, Russian Academy of Sciences , 1993
DSc, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2000

Subfield: Cultural Anthropology

Job Type: Academic

Geographic Areas of Expertise:
Eastern Europe
North America


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Interests/Specialty Areas:


My latest research is: Mutual perception and relationship between African Americans and recent African migrants (2013-2016) Orthodox Christian Old Believers in Uganda: a manifestation of contemporary religiosity in Africa (2017-2019) "Black Heritage": The Historical Role of Africans and Their Descendents in Cultural Memory of the USA (since 2020)