Kozhanovskaya Irina Zhoresovna
21 December 1947, Rathenow, German Democratic Republic
Biography, education, career:
On June 2, 1987 Kozhanovskaya defended her Candidate’s Dissertation, titled Hierarchical features of the social structure of traditional Polynesian societies. Since 1971 she has successfully occupied the positions of senior librarian at the Institute of Scientific Information and the Fundamental Library of Social Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1971‑1973), editor at the History Department of the Institute for Scientific Information in Social Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1973‑1979); junior researcher at the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences (the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences) (1988‑1996).
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of North and South America; History and ethnography of the peoples of Australia and Oceania; Anthropology of kinship; social organization of the peoples of Oceania and Central America