Valentina V. Gribanova


Ph.D (History), Senior Researcher

Modern and contemporary history of South Africa; Education and Southern Africa's cultures

Contact:
E-mail vgribanova@mail.ru

Personal status:
Born on December 5, 1973, married

Education:
2000 – Ph.D (History). Thesis: Education in South Africa. From segregation to democratic changes.
1997–2000 — postgraduate study, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
1991–1996 — V.I. Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Scholarly Experience:
02. 2008  present — Department of History, Center of History and Cultural Anthropology, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, senior researcher, Moscow
06. 2004 – 2007 ― Center for History, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, senior researcher, Moscow.
06. 2001 – 05. 2004 — Center for History, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, researcher, Moscow.
01. 2001 – 05. 2001 — Center for History, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, junior researcher, Moscow.

Teaching Experience:
2004  present ― Russian State University for the Humanities, senior teacher, Faculty of the General History, courses: modern and contemporary history of European countries.
2002 – 2007 ― Institute of Linguistics, Moscow Energy Institute, courses: Cultural Studies, Russian History.

Language Competence:
Russian, English

Participation in conferences:
05. 2008 – 11th Conference of Africanists «Africa's Development: Possibilities and Constraints». Panel 11. Moscow.
04. 2006 – International Conference «Conflicts and Compromises in a Socio-cultural Context». Moscow.
05. 2005 – 10th Conference of Africanists «Security for Africa: Internal and External Aspects». Moscow.
10. 2003 – Conference «In memory of D.A. Olderogge»: «D.A. Olderogge and modern African Studies in Russia». Saint Petersburg.
05. 2002 – 9th Conference of Africanists «Africa in the Context of North–South Relations». Moscow.
05. 2001 – Conference «In memory of D.A.Olderogge»: «Russia in Africa and Africa in Russia». Saint Petersburg.

Recent publications (all in Russian):
I. Monograph
1.Education in South Africa. From apartheid to democratic changes. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2003.
2.Three centuries of the development of education in South Africa (in press).

II. Articles
1. Educational system during the apartheid// Asia and Africa today. Moscow, 2000, № 5. P. 66–69.
2. Apartheid and educational system on the eve of transformation in South Africa in 1990s// Africa and the last century. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2000. P. 50–57.
3.Problem of South African education in the second part of 20th century // Russia in Africa. Africa in Russia. «In memory of D.A. Olderogge». Т. 3. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2003. P. 162–170.
4.Educational system in the Republic of South Africa and the struggle against apartheid// African Studies by the New Russian Africanists. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2004. P. 56–68.
5.Culture and education in a context of African Renaissance// Quo vadis, Africa? Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2004. P. 17–25.
6. The basic tendencies of the development of South African education in 1910-1930// D.A. Olderogge and modern African Studies in Russia. «In memory of D.A. Olderogge». V. 5. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2005. P. 118–123.
7. Struggle for Madagascar and South Africa// Africa in the Second World War. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2005. P. 85–100.
8. Missionary schools in the system of education of South Africa and its role. (A comparative analysis, 19th–20th centuries)// Instability in Africa: Retrospect and Prospect. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2006. P. 47–56.
9. On cultural and educational aspects of the South-African Union creation// Problems of socio-political and cultural transformations of African societies in contemporary Russian – African studies. «In memory of D.A. Olderogge». V. 6. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2007. P. 187–196.
10. Education in the countries of the Southern Africa at the beginning of the 21st century: problems and prospects// 11th Conference of Africanists. Africa's Development: Possibilities and Constraints. Abstracts. Moscow, Institute for African Studies, 2008. P. 122.