Kosikov Igor Georgievich
7 September 1945, Klintsy, Bryansk Region
Biography, education, career:
On June 21, 1984 Kosikov defended his Candidate’s Dissertation, titled The influence of the State on ethnic processes in Kampuchea (1953-1983), on June 6, 1990 – the Doctoral Dissertation, titled Ethnic processes in Cambodia. In 1966-1968 he undertook internship at the Philology Department of the University of Phnom Penh and at the Department of Ethnography of the Royal University of Fine Arts (Cambodia). In 1969 1970 he was a senior scientific and technical officer at the Department of ethnography of East and Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania the Leningrad part of the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1970-1989 he worked as a diplomat and journalist (1970 1989). Since 1989 he has successfully occupied the positions of senior researcher, leading researcher at the Department of Ethnography of the peoples of abroad Asia and Oceania (1989-1991), deputy director (1992-1994), chief researcher (1994-2009) at the Center for Ethnopolitical Studies. From 2010 to the present he is the chief researcher at the Department of Caucasus of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Southeast Asia; Ethnopolitical studies; ethnopolitical processes in modern Russia and in Russian regions, feudalism in Russia and the world