Karunovskaya Lydia Edouardovna
9 April 1893, Riga — 24 May 1975, Leningrad
Biography, education, career:
In 1935 Lydia Karunovskaya defended her Dissertation for the Degree of Candidate of Ethnography. In 1923‑1924 she worked as a tour-guide at a Provincial office of political education (Gubpolitprosvetbaza). In 1925‑1933 she was a researcher at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. In 1933‑1937 she held the positions of junior researcher and Head of the Department of Indonesia, Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1937‑1958 she worked as a senior researcher of the Department of East and South Asia of the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR AS.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Indonesia; History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; History and ethnography of Turkic peoples; Ethnic museology; ethnography of the Malays and Indonesians, ethnography of Turkic peoples of South Siberia