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Vladimir Aleksandrovich
Popov

Professor
Doctor of Sciences (equiv. Habilitation) - History
Born on December 08, 1951, in Novosibirsk.

1969–1974 – student of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University, Department of History (Section of Ethnography and Anthropology) and Department of Oriental Studies (Section of African Studies);

1974–2006 – researcher (from junior to chief) at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Ethnography of Africa (in 1995–2002 – head of this Department);

2006–2015 – head of the Centre of Political and Social Anthropology at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

2015–2021 – chief researcher at the Department of Near Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

From 2021, works at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University.

1978 – Ph.D., thesis theme: “Ashanti Traditional Social Organization in the pre-colonial epoch”.

1988 – Doctor of History, thesis theme: “Akans Ethnopolitical Organism during the pre-colonial epoch”.

Since 1996 till now – Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies and Institute of History of St. Petersburg State University.

Since 2018 till now – chair of the Scientific Commission on Theoretical Anthropology of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

The main subjects of the current research: anthropology of kinship, ethnolinguistics, Afrasiatic languages, political anthropology, ethnopolitology, Oriental tradition societies, creolistics, history and ethnography of Akans and others peoples of Ghana, Cote-d’Ivoire, Sierra-Leone and Nigeria.

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