Senior Researcher at the IOM RAS Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - Philology
Born on July 27, 1957 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 1979, graduated from Leningrad/St Petersburg State University.
Dr. Ioannesyan holds a PhD in Iranian linguistics and literature, a senior researcher at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Ioannesyan has taught Afghan-Persian (Dari) and Persian (Farsi) languages, as well as Persian culture, history, and religions at St Petersburg State University and the University of Virginia. He has a number of publications on the Herati dialect and Persian dialectology in Russian, English, and Persian, including a monograph, The Herati Dialect of the Dari Language of Modern Afghanistan.
Major research interests: Islam (Sufi Islam and Shaikhism), Babism and Baha'ism; languages and dialects spoken in Iran and Afghanistan (Dari).
At the IOM RAS Department of Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies, the monograph by A.G. Grushevoy The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society under auspices of A.A. Dmitrievsky in 1907-1917 will be discussed.