Oxana V. Ivanchenko


M.A., Junior Researcher

Address:
30/1 Spiridonovka St.; 123001 Moscow; Russia
Tel.: + (7 495) 691 4119
Fax: + (7 495) 697 1954
e-mail: ayleen@yandex.ru

Research Interests:
Sub-Saharan Africa;
urban anthropology;
mutual help groups;
informal settlements;
ethnic identity;
ethnocultural processes in Tanzania;
uswahilini;
slave trade;
historical memory.

Personal status:
Born on September 19, 1987.

Education:
2004 - 2009: Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. M.A.
2009 – present: postgraduate student with the Center of History and Cultural Anthropology of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Languages:
Russian (fluent), English (fluent), Portuguese (limited knowledge), Afrikaans (in progress), Swahili (in progress)

Academic experience:
2010 – present: Junior Researcher with the Center of History and Cultural Anthropology of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Fieldwork:
2008: Republic of Karelia (Russia)
2008: Tanzania
2010: Zambia
2011: Tanzania
2013: Tanzania
2015: Tanzania
2018-2021: Tanzania


Publications (those presented in English are bolded):
1. Relations between the ethnic and religious elements in self-identity of large cities’ inhabitants in Contemporary Tanzania. In T. Evgenieva (ed). Ethnic Identity in Modern Africa, p. Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2017. 124-144
2. With Banshchikova A.A. Replacing the state: alternative social practices in mutual help groups in modern Dar-es-Salaam // Conflictology / Nota bene. - 2017. - No. 4. - P.47-55. DOI: 10.7256 / 2454-0617.2017.4.24637
3. Women's mutual help groups in the modern urban communities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania // Women's Organizations in Africa as a Form of Political and Sociocultural Self-Expression, Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2017. p. 119-131
4. With Petr A. Popov. Regulation of the grassroots mutual help practices among urban communities in Dar Es Salaam: economic empowerment or the opposite? In P. Laviolette (ed.). Collaboration, Intimacy and Revolution – Innovation and Continuity in an Interconnected World. European Association of Social Anthropologists 13th Biennial Conference. Tallinn: Tallinn University, 2014. P. 206.
5. Formal and informal foundations of trust in mutual help groups of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) residents. Vostok / Oriens. 2017, № 1. P. 121-130
6. Safety in Dar es Salaam: anthropology of tourist behavior in the Tanzanian megalopolis. In Materials of the XV Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Moscow, 2016. P. 188-189
7. Foundations of trust in mutual help groups of Dar es Salaam citizens. In book of abstracts of the second scientific and practical conference “Power and violence in non-Western societies”. MGOK, 2016. P. 59
8. The problem of trust in Dar-es-Salaam's mutual help groups. In Materials of the XIV Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Moscow, 2015. P. 175
9. With Daria A. Zelenova and Petr A. Popov. Tanzania. Mutual help in urban communities. Asia and Africa today. 2015, № 4. P. 35-40
10. With Petr A. Popov. The Back Side of Dar es Salaam: Uswahilini. In A.M. Vasiliev (ed.) 13th Conference of Africanists “Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional and New.” Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2014. P. 303-304
11. Special aspects of communications with African population of Dar-es-Salaam. In N. A. Zherlitsyna (ed.) Materials of the XIII Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist", African countries in the global politics of the 21st century. SPbSU, 2014. P. 150-151
12. The relation between regional and national elements of the self-identity of residents of major cities of modern Tanzania. In D.M. Bondarenko and E.B. Demintseva (eds.). Africa: Processes of Socio-cultural Transformation. Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2014. P. 33-46
13. With Petr A. Popov, Daria A. Zelenova. Mutual aid practices among the poorest communities in the modern African metropolis (Dar es Salaam case study) In materials of the XII Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". 2013. P. 122-124
14. Tanzania: relations between the national and the ethnic elements in self-identity of large cities’ inhabitants. Asia and Africa today. 2013, № 6. P. 53-59
15. Ethnic fraternities in large cities of modern Tanzania. In materials of the XI Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Kazan, 2012. P. 123-124
16. The influence of the urban environment on the self-identity of citizens of Dar es Salaam. In A.M. Vasiliev (ed.). Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigm. 12th Conference for Africanists. Moscow, 2011. P. 288-289
17. Special aspects of the formation of urban culture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Dar es Salaam case study. . In materials of the X Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Moscow, 2011. P. 129-130
18. Mythological Stories of the Karelian People from the Syamozerie Region (Expedition of 2008) // Russian State University for the Humanities Students’ Fieldwork in Ethnology, Folklore Studies, Linguistics, Religious Studies. Part IV. Moscow, RSUH, 2009. p. 64-73.
19. Urban lifestyle - rural way of thinking: incomplete urbanization and coping strategies in the Tanzanian metropolis of Dar es Salaam // Scientific Notes of the African Institute. 2018. No. 3 (44). S. 100-111. DOI: 10.31132 / 2412-5717-2018-44-3-100-111. (with Banshchikova A.A.)
20. A school textbook as a path to a stable nation: sources for the formation of historical memory of the 19th century Arab slave trade in modern Tanzania // Youth in the socio-political and cultural life of Africa. / Ed. by N.L. Krylova, N.V. Grishina, N.A. Ksenofontova. M., Institute for African Studies Press, 2019.P. 90 - 102.
21. Historical Memory of the 19th-Century Arab Slave Trade in Modern-Day Tanzania: Between Family Trauma and State-Planted Tolerance. In: The Omnipresent Past. Historical Anthropology of Africa and African Diaspora. Ed. by Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Marina L. Butovskaya. Moscow: LRC Publishing House, 2019. P. 23–45. (with Banshchikova A.)
22. Chapter 5. Self-help groups today and tomorrow: from grassroots self-organization to M-Koba and Bank of Tanzania // African traditions and modernity: problems of history, culture and gender. Collective monograph / Ed. by V.V. Gribanova, N.L. Krylova. M., Institute for African Studies Press, 2020.
23. Chapter Anthropology of Tourism in Africa (on the example of Tanzania) // Tourism in Africa: Problems and Prospects. Call. monograph. / Ed. by N.V. Grishina, S.V. Kostelianets. Moscow, Institute for African Studies Press, 2020.
24. Bondarenko D.M., Banshchikova A.A., Ivanchenko O.V. Whose State? Whose Nation? Representations of the History of the Arab Slave Trade and Nation-Building in Tanzania // Challenging Authorities: Ethnographies of Legitimacy and Power in Eastern and Southern Africa, ed. by Arne S. Steinforth and Sabine Klocke-Daffa. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. P. 29-62
25. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Abolition of the 19th century Arab slave trade in the views of Christians and Muslims of modern Tanzania // Stratum plus. 2020. № 6. Pp.349–359.
26. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Memories of the Arab slave trade and interethnic relations in modern Tanzania: between family trauma and state policy of tolerance // Anthropological Forum. 2020.No. 44. Pp. 83-113.
27. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V., Bryndina V.N. Perception of geographical destinations of 19th century Arab slave trade in modern Tanzania: field research results // Vostok (Oriens). 2020. № 1. Pp. 82–93.

Papers:
1. Formal and informal foundations of trust in mutual help groups of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) residents // In A.M. Vasiliev, I.O. Abramova (eds.). XIV Conference of Africanists“Africa and Africans in National, Regional and Global Dimensions.” Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2017. P. 135.
2. The problem of trust in Dar-es-Salaam's mutual help groups. Seminar “Society and Culture”, Institute for African Studies, Centre for History and Cultural Anthropology. Moscow, September 2016.
3. The results of the survey on Dar es Salaam citizens’ mutual help societies. Seminar “Society and Culture”, Institute for African Studies, Centre for History and Cultural Anthropology. Moscow, May 2015.
4. Mutual help practices among urban communities of Tanzania. Scientific and practical conference “Power and violence in non-Western societies”, Higher School of Economics, 2015.
5. With Petr A. Popov. Ethnographic research: rules and practical experience. Seminar of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute for African Studies. Moscow, April 2014.
6. With Daria A. Zelenova, Vladislav V. Kruchinsky. Mutual aid practices in African cities. Case study of the urban communities of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Seminar “Society and Culture”, Institute for African Studies, Centre for History and Cultural Anthropology. Moscow, December 2014.
7. With Daria A. Zelenova, Petr A. Popov. Dar es Salaam ‘uswahilini’ districts in the context of transformations of the African metropolis. Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Scientists “Anthropology of the City “, RAS, Moscow, November 2013.
8. With Petr A. Popov. Seminar on the results of the field research in Tanzania (September 2013). Seminar of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute for African Studies. Moscow, October 2013.
9. Special aspects of conducting field research, practical experience. Seminar “Society and Culture”, Institute for African Studies, Centre for History and Cultural Anthropology. Moscow, April 2012.
10. Relations between national and ethnic identity of African Tanzanians in large cities. Seminar “Society and Culture”, Institute for African Studies, Centre for History and Cultural Anthropology. Moscow, March 2011.
11. National Identity among Urban Citizens of Tanzania, Preliminary Results of Fieldwork”, Institute for African Studies Academic Council Session, March 2011, Moscow, Russia.
12. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Labor migration and modern slavery in the Middle East and its influence on the relations between Arabs and Afro-Tanzanians // Africa in the global migration flow: history and modernity. Institute for 11. African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2020
13. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Missionaries, colonial education, and perceptions of the end of the 19th century Arab slave trade in modern Tanzania // Africa: postcolonial discourse, all-Russian conference. June 25-26, 2020. Yaroslavl.
14. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Historical Memory of the 19th-Century Arab Slave Trade in Modern-Day Tanzania: Between Family Trauma and State-Planted Tolerance // State-Building in Africa: Prospects and Challenges. 1st Social Scientists’ Conference, Dar es Salaam, March 4th-7th, 2019.
15. Ivanchenko O. V., B. Mkunde. Evolution of mutual help groups in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) from 2011 to 2018 // State-Building in Africa: Prospects and Challenges. 1st Social Scientists’ Conference, Dar es Salaam, March 4th-7th, 2019.
16. Banshchikova A., Ivanchenko O., Bryndina V. European paradox: perception of geographical destinations of 19th century Arab slave trade in modern Tanzania // Round table "New trends in the study of Africa: historical, anthropological and gender aspects." Institute for African Studies, RAS, Moscow, October 1, 2019
17. Mutual help groups today and tomorrow: from grassroots self-organization to M-koba and Bank of Tanzania // Round table "New trends in the study of Africa: historical, anthropological and gender aspects." Institute for African Studies, RAS, Moscow, October 1, 2019
18. Banshchikova A. A., Ivanchenko O. V. Historical memory and "historic place": memories of the 19th century Arab slave trade in modern Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar). Materials of the XVII All-Russian School of Young Africanists "Humanitarian Aspects of International Relations in Africa". Institute for African Studies, 2018.