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curriculum vitae

Nikita Petrov
CURRICULUM VITAE

Field of research: FOLKLORE STUDIES AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Subfields: Russian Folklore; Origin and structure of epics; origin of new Russian folklore in the Soviet era; Folklore and ethnography of Siberia, Northern and Central Asia; Comparative studies of Siberia, Asia; Structure of belief legends and mythological narratives; Motif Indexing
Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Philology& Centre of Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities,
Russian State University for the Humanities; www.rsuh.ru
Visiting appointments:
2009: 15/09-15/12: Visiting Researcher, Enzyklopädie des Märchen Arbeitsstelle der Akademie die Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Supervisor: Prof. H.J. Uther )
Professional Experience
2009 – present: Senior lecturer, Institute for History and Philology, Research Laboratory of Folkloristic; Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies Russian State University for the Humanities.
2007-present: Methodologist, Institute for History and Philology, Russian State University for the Humanities.
2003 -2007: Lecturer of Humanities Department of Nonprofit Educational Organization “All-Russian Summer School for Gifted and Talented Children”.
2004 – 2010: Lecturer at Summer Folklore Schools by Center of Typological and Semiotics Folklore Studies - www.ruthenia.ru/folklore.
2007-2008: Participant of the research project "Areal distribution of semantic elements of oral traditions» (№06-06-80-420a)" (Russian Foundation for Basic Research).
Invited talks
2009: 30.11.2009: presentation in Enzyklopädie des Märchens. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen “ Index of the Elementary Epic Plots in Epics”.
Education
1999-2004: Undergraduate student in Department of Philology and Journalism, Pomor State University (Arkhangelsk) www.pomorsu.ru/, Arkhangelsk, Russia. Specializations: Russian Language and Russian Literature; Teacher
2004: Diploma (M.A. equivalent) “Figure of the epic hero in the Icelandic patrimonial sagas and in the Arkhangelsk’s bylines (experience of the comparative analysis)”
the supervisor: Prof. Yuri A. Novikov, Dr. Natalia V. Drannikova
grade: A+
2004-2007: Postgraduate student in Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Center of Typological and Semiotics Folklore Studies), Russian State University for the Humanities
2007: Ph.D. Thesis in folklore and language studies:
"Semantic and narrative elements in Oral Russian Epics: Models of Epic Narrative", at RSUH, the thesis supervisor: Prof. Sergei U. Neklyudov
Teaching Experience
2006-present: Teacher in Moscow State University of Physics and Technology
Humanities Faculty, Course “Theory and history of Western Literature”.
2007-present: Course “Russian Folklore” (jointly with Assistant Professor A. Moroz) for senior undergraduate students; course “Comparative Mythology” (jointly with Professor E.Novik), course “The Poetic of Narrative Genres”. Department of History and Philology and Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Russian State University for the Humanities
Awards
2005-2007: Participant in the grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research 06-06-80-420а “Area distribution of semantic elements of oral traditions (based on the materials of East Slavs and Ethnic groups of Sibir)”.
2009: The research grant of DAAD in Enzyklopädie des Märchen Arbeitsstelle der Akademie die Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Professional travels
1999-2003: 02/06-17/06: Field work in Russian North (Mezen’, Pechora, Pinega)
2008: 27/07/2008-05/08/2008 – field work in Russian North (Kargopol’)
2009: 28/07/2009-06/08/2009 – field work in Russian North (Vel’sk)
2010: 05/07/2010-07/08/2010 – field work in Russian North (Vel’sk)
2011: 27/02/2011-07/03/2011 – field work in Russian North (Pomorje); 31/04/2011-10/05/2011 – field work in Ukraine (Chernovtcy); 28/07/2009-06/08/2009 - field work in Russian North (Vel’sk)

History

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