Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - Philology
In 1957, graduated from Leningrad State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the Department of Iranian Philology. From 1958 up to December 2013, researcher at the Leningrad/St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies / Isntitute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS.
In 1978, defended the PhD Dissertation, Kurdish Poem Zambilfrosh and Its Folklore Versions [Курдская поэма «Замбильфрош» и ее фольклорные версии”], supervised by Dr M.Rudenko.
Dr Musaelyan published eight monographs, including the encyclopedic dictionary Kurdish Tribes [Курдские племена], along with Dr E.Vassilieva, and more than forty papers.
Major research interests:
study of Kurdish literature as represented in written literary texts, bibliographic work, study of ethnohistoric processes.
On June 24, 2019, at the Near Eastern Seminar organized by the Section of Near Eastern Studies, IOM RAS, Prof of the University of Michigan A.D. Knysh will submit his presentation Sufism and Quran: Evolution of Sufi Exegesis.