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Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Former Title VIII-supported Research Scholar
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Research Professor, CERES and the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University; Editor, Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia
Wilson Center Project(s):
Survival and Demise: Models of Siberian Ethnicity
Term:
Sep 01, 1986
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Mar 31, 1987

Project Summary

This research represents an anthropological comparison of three groups: the Ob-Ugrian Khanty, the Turkic Yakut, and the Yukagir of Norther Yakutia, using data derived from frield work in 1975, 1985-1986, interviews with Soviet anthropologists, research in Soviet archives, and from published sources in the USSR and the West.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Affiliation: Post-doctoral Research Fellow Wilson Center Project(s): The Tenacity of Ethnicity: Strategies of Cultural Survival and Interaction in West Siberia Term: Oct 01, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982 . Project Summary a study of Siberian culture change; field data from participation in a Northern Ob River Soviet ethnographic expedition in the summer of 1976; archival data from the Leningrad Tsentralnyi Gosudarstvennyi Istoricheskii Arkhiv and Tegy and Kazym village records; museum material analysis in Leningrad and Helskinki

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