Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

The department (known as the Department of Ethnology until 2008) was organized by Albert Baiburin in 1995 as a postgraduate training course in the field, the first of its kind in Russia. The postgraduate education offered by the Department of Anthropology is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the humanities or social sciences. The department’s program consists of two phases — a master’s program (four semesters) and a Ph.D-level  program (another six semesters).

The EUSP Department of Anthropology offers master’s and Ph.D-level programs in the following specializations: 


The department’s curriculum combines the ideas and methodology of ethnography, social and cultural anthropology, folklore studies, linguistics and semiotics. Coursework and research are grouped around the three above-mentioned disciplines. Students have the opportunity to explore all three subject areas and thus avoid confining themselves to their own specialization. After familiarizing themselves with the basics of all three disciplines, master’s students are able to make an informed choice about the next destination on their academic journey, based not only on thematic but also methodological preferences.

The department’s graduate students most often research one or another aspect of a contemporary community (e.g., an ethnic, religious or professional group, pensioners, the hearing impaired, native speakers of a particular language, etc.). However, historically oriented research projects based on archival materials, as well as research based on contemporary recordings and classic collections of folklore, are also common. 

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Head of the Department - Ilya Utekhin

Head of the Department Assistant - Elena Kokorina 

Department Administrator - Marina Kondrashova

Contacts:
3 Gagarinskaia st.
191187 St. Petersburg, Russia
European University at St. Petersburg
Tel. +7 (812) 386-7636

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