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Dmitri M. Bondarenko

  • Dmitri M. Bondarenko has been at HSE since 2014.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2016
    Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2007
    Professor
  • 2000

    Doctor of Sciences* in World History
    Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Africa
    Thesis Title: Pre-imperial Benin: Formation and Evolution of the Socio-political Institutions System

  • 1993

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in World History
    Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Africa
    Thesis Title: Benin on the Eve of the First Contacts with Europeans. Evolutionary and Civilizational Peculiarities

  • 1990

    Degree
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

MAIN PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

Date: 2017. Award: Diploma of the contest of the Association of Book Publishers “Best Books of the Year-2016” in the nomination “The Best Book in the Humanities” (for the monograph “Cultural Complexity of Modern Nations” as a part of the author’s collective).

Date: 2009. Award: Grant of the Foundation for National Science Support for outstanding young D.Sc. holders.

Date: 2008. Award: Grant of the Foundation for National Science Support for outstanding young D.Sc. holders.

Date: 1997. Award: European Academy prize for young CIS scholars (for the monograph Benin on the Eve of the First Contacts with Europeans: Personality. Society. Authority.)

Date: 1995. Award: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences’ first prize for the best Institute’s publication of the year (for the monograph Benin on the Eve of the First Contacts with Europeans: Personality. Society. Authority.)

STATE AWARD:

Date: 1997. Award: Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"

STATE HONORARY TITLE

Date: 2015. Title: Labor Veteran

Responsibilities

Methodic, theoretical, and organizational heading of the International Center of Anthropology, personal participation in its research and teaching activities.

Academic mentorship

I was the mentor of the authors of more than ten BA graduation papers, three MA theses, and two PhD dissertations defended at the Russian State Univesity for the Humanities and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Publications

For full list of publications see CV on my personal webpage.

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20111

Chapter Bondarenko D. M., Grinin L. E., Korotayev A. Social Evolution: Alternatives and Variations (Introduction)., in: Evolution: Cosmic, Biological, and Social / Ed. by L. E. Grinin, C. Robert L., A. Korotayev, F. Spier. Volgograd : Uchitel, 2011. P. 212-250.

20101

Chapter Бондаренко Д. М., Гринин Л. Е., Коротаев А. В. Социальная эволюция: альтернативы и варианты. // В кн.: Эволюция: проблемы и дискуссии / Под общ. ред.: Л. Е. Гринин, А. В. Коротаев, А. В. Марков. М. : ЛКИ, 2010. С. 120-159.

20021

Article Bondarenko D. M., Grinin L. E., Korotayev A. Alternative Pathways of Social Evolution. // Social Evolution & History. 2002. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 54-79.

Conferences

  • For information prior to 2018, see CV on the personal webpage.

  • 2018
    Общество и культура (Москва). Presentation: Российская антропологическая экспедиция в Уганде: первые результаты
  • Семинар "Homo sapiens historicus" (Москва). Presentation: Культурные процессы в современной Африке (по результатам первого сезона полевого исследования старообрядцев Уганды)
  • Международная научная конференция молодых ученых "'Глобальный Юг' в полицентричном миропорядке" (Москва). Presentation: Постколониальный мир: историческое своеобразие и формирование наций в условиях глобализации (Пленарный доклад приглашенного участника)
  • Способы мысли, пути говорения (Москва). Presentation: Формирование наций и историческая память в постколониальных государствах в эпоху мультикультурализма: примеры Танзании и Замбии
  • 18th International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences World Congress “World (of) En-counters. The Past, Present and Future of Anthropological Knowledge” (Флорианополис). Presentation: The Other Blacks: History as a Weapon in African Struggle against Marginalizing in the USA

  • The International Big History Association Forth Conference “Big History, Big Future: A Cosmic Perspective” (Вилланова). Presentation: History and the Process Paradigm

Grants

Grants received individually or as team leader; those received as team member are not included:

Purpose: Research

Dates: 1993–1994. Grant-giving institution: The American Council of Teachers of Russian

Dates: 2003, 2006. Grant-giving institution: Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science

Date: 2005. Grant-giving institution: “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme” Foundation

Dates: 2007, 2012. Grant-giving institution: Russian Academy of Sciences

Dates: 2015–2017. Grant-giving institution: Russian Science Foundation

Dates: 2018–2020. Grant-giving institution: Russian Science Foundation

Purpose: Field Research

Dates: 2005, 2006–2008, 2009, 2013, 2014–2016, 2017–2019. Grant-giving institution: Russian Foundation for Humanities

Purpose: Travel for participation in academic events

Date: 2007. Grant-giving institution: Russian Foundation for Humanities

Dates: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. Grant-giving institution: Wenner Gren Foundation via European Association of Social Anthropologists

Editorial board membership

  • 2018: Member of the Editorial Council, Конфликтология.

  • 2018: Member of the Editorial Board, Традиционная культура.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Indigenous Studies.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Серия 13: Востоковедение и африканистика.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Ученые записки Института Африки РАН.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Council, Australasian Review of African Studies.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Kivukoni Journal (Kivukoni Journal ).

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Council, Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society.

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Umewaen: Journal of Benin and Edo Studies.

  • 2011: Member of the Editorial Council, Africa Review.

  • 2007: Member of the Editorial Council, Век глобализации.

  • 2003: Member of the Editorial Council, История и современность.

  • 2001: Editor-in-chief (также сооснователь / also co-founder), Social Evolution and History.

Professional Associations Membership

Date of joining: June 2017. Association: Cultural Evolution Society.

Date of joining: June 2016. Association: The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.

Date of joining: March 2016. Association: The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Date of joining: January 2009. Association: American Anthropological Association.

Date of joining: February 2007. Association: African Studies Association.

Date of joining: February 2006. Association: International Economic History Congress.

Date of joining: June 2005. Association: Societé des Africanistes.

Date of joining: June 1997. Association: Association of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia.

Date of joining: March 1996. Association: European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Academic Business Trips Abroad (Fieldwork, Scholarships, Conferences, Guest Lectures, Etc.)

1992: Ukraine

1993–1994: USA

1994: Kyrgyzstan, India

1997: Egypt

1998: Germany

1999: USA (twice)

2000: USA, Poland

2001: Nigeria

2002: Tanzania, Denmark

2003: Tanzania, Egypt, Germany, Slovenia

2004: Lebanon, Austria, Angola

2005: Tanzania, France, Lebanon, Nigeria

2006: Germany, Finland, UK, Nigeria

2007: South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania

2008: Slovenia, Benin, USA

2009: Rwanda, USA

2010: USA (twice), Zambia, Ireland

2011: Tanzania, USA, Canada

2012: Germany, Spain, France, Benin, Togo, Ghana, USA

2013: China, USA

2014: Estonia, USA

2015: USA (twice), China

2016: Croatia, Italy, USA, Australia

2017: USA (twice), Spain, Uganda

2018: Morocco, Brazil

Employment history

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Date: February 2018 to present. Employer: International Center of Anthropology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Position: Director.

Date: June – December 2014. Employer: Center of Fundamental Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Position: Principal Research Fellow.

Date: July – August 2006. Host: Max Planck Institute of History, Goettingen, Germany. Position: Visiting Scholar.

Date: November 2005 – December 2012. Employer: Institute for Innovative Education Strategies, Department of Political Anthropology and Ethnocultural Education, Moscow, Russia. Position: Leading Research Fellow.

Date: May – June 2005. Host: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France. Position: Visiting Scholar.

Date: July 2003. Host: Max Planck Institute of History, Goettingen, Germany. Position: Visiting Scholar.

Date: December 1993 to May 1994. Host: Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. Position: Visiting Scholar.

Date: August 1990 to present. Employer: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Positions: Institute Vice-Director for Research (April 2008 to present), Chair of the Center of History and Cultural Anthropology (February – March 2008), Chair of the Department of Cultural Anthropology (January 1999 – January 2008), Senior Research Fellow (January 1996 – January 1999), Research Fellow (September 1992 - January 1996), Junior Research Fellow (August 1990 - September 1992).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Date: February – June 2011, February 2012 – April 2012, November – December 2014. Employer: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Courses (for graduate students and junior researchers): “Tradition” and “Contemporaneity” in Sub-Saharan African Cultures, Political Anthropology, Introduction to African Studies.

Date: November – December 2004. Employer: Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Angola of the University Agostinho Neto, Luanda – Sumbe. Course: Historical Anthropology of Africa South of the Sahara.

Date: from September 1998 to present. Employer: Center of Social Anthropology of Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. Courses: Introduction to Social (Cultural) Anthropology, History of Social (Cultural) Anthropology, Theoretical Social (Cultural) Anthropology, Political Anthropology, Social (Cultural) Anthropology of Africa, History of Africa, Pre-colonial African Cultures, Colonial African Cultures, Post-colonial African Cultures.

Date: September 1996 - June 1998, September 2001 – January 2002; April 2014 – June 2015. Employer: School of History, Political Science and Law of Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. Courses: Political Anthropology, Anthropology of Archaic Societies, Early Forms of Political Organization, Man/Woman - Society - Authority in History, Evolution of Social Institutions.

Date: February 1990 - December 1992. Employer: Institute of Asian and African Studies of Lomonosov Moscow University, Moscow, USSR/Russia. Courses: History of Africa, Ethnography of Africa, History of Civilizations Theories.


Fieldwork

2003, 2005, 2007 - Tanzania

2006 - Nigeria

2006–2008, 2012 - Russia

2008 - Benin

2009 - Rwanda

2010 - Zambia

2013–2015 - USA

2017 - Uganda