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MIKHAILOVA Elena Alekseevna, Candidate of Sciences, graduated from the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology of the Faculty of History, Leningrad State University. In 1980 she defended her candidate dissertation “The traditional and modern culture of Siberian Eskimos”. In 1980-2002 she worked at the Department of Siberian ethnography. As the Academic Secretary of MAE RAS since 2002, she is also in charge of postgraduate training at MAE RAS.
Her main research interests are the history and culture of Beringia peoples. She has authored more than 30 publications mostly focusing on the traditional culture of the North-East of Siberia.