Dzeniskevich Galina Ivanovna

4 February 1933 (1933-02-04), Moscow — 26 December 2002 (2002-12-27), Saint-Petersburg

Biography, education, career:

On 29 June 1978 Galina Dzeniskevich defended her Candidate’s Dissertation at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Sciences; it was titled Traditional Culture of the Alaskan Athabascans (late 18th - 19th Centuries). In 1962-1969 she worked as a senior research assistant at the Department for Register and Storage of the MAE. In 1969-1990 she successively occupied the position of junior and senior researcher; in 1990‑2002 she was Head of the Department of Ethnography of the Peoples of America, Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR AS / Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of RAS.

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of North and South America; Ethnic museology

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