Ishchenko Marina Ivanovna
12 May 1958, Nikolaevskoye village, Krasnodar Krai
Biography, education, career:
On 15 March 1988 Marina Ishchenko defended her Candidate’s Dissertation, titled The Ethnography of the Russian Population of Sakhalin (late 19th – early 20th Centuries). In 1980‑1986 she worked as a coordinator and senior researcher at Sakhalin Regional Museum of Local History. In 1988‑1998 she occupied the position of Deputy Director of Sakhalin Regional Museum of Local History. In 1998‑2003 she held the position of Director of Sakhalin Regional Museum of Fine Arts. Since 2003 she is Associate Professor at the Department of General History, Sakhalin State University.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the Russians; History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; Slavic population of the Far East; Russian Old Settlers (Starozhily) of Sakhalin; ethnocultural mutual influence of indigenous and newly arrived population of Sakhalin