Valentina BRYNDINA

Junior Researcher

PERSONAL STATUS:
Born on February 14, 1995 in Moscow, Russia

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND TITLES:
2019: M.A. cum laude (General History) from Chair of World History, Faculty of Social and Humanitarian Science, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
2020: Translator (Arabic language) from Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Social and Humanitarian Science, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia

INTERNSHIP
2018: Arabic language courses, Lebanese University. Beirut, Lebanon (January 2018)
2019: Arabic language courses, Egyptian Russian University. Badr, Egypt (July 2019)

LANGUAGE COMPETENCE:
Fluent: Russian, English; Limited knowledge: Arabic, Swahili

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Employer: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Position: Junior Research Fellow (September 2019 to present)

FIELD RESEARCH:
2019: Tanzania
2019-2021: Tanzania

I. Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
1. Perception of Geographical Destinations of 19th Century Arab Slave Trade in Modern Tanzania: Field Research Results. Vostok (Oriens). 2020. No. 1. Pp. 82-93. (with A.A. Banshikova and O.V. Ivanchenko)
2. Perception of Geographical Destinations of 19th Century Arab Slave Trade in Modern Tanzania: Slave Export Destinations and the Image of Slave Traders. In V.V. Gribanova, N.L. Krylova (eds.). African traditions and modernity: problems of history, culture, and gender. Moscow: Institute for African Studies Press, 2020. Pp. 119 – 128. (with A.A. Banshikova and O.V. Ivanchenko)

II. Conference Paper Abstracts:
1. Transformations of Image of Africa in Britain in the Second Half on 19th Century. Ex oriente lux: the 4th International Student Conference on Asian and African Studies. St. Petersburg, November 1-2, 2019. P. 58.
2. Description of East Africa by British Explorers in the Second Half of the 19th Century: Impact of the Historical and Cultural Context. XVIII Russian Conference for Young Scholars. Institute for African Studies. Moscow, November 26-27, 2019. P. 306.
3. British Accounts on Zanzibar in the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries: Colonial Discourse and the Image of the Other. Africa: Postcolonial Discourse.
All-Russian Conference. Yaroslavl, June 25-26, 2020. P. 30 – 33.
4. Evolution of Slavery Representation in the 20th – 21st Centuries American Movies: Historical and Cultural Context // 15th International Conference of Africanists. Moscow: Institute for African Studies, 25 May 2021. P. 175.

III. Papers:
1. Round Table “African traditions and modernity: problems of history, culture, and gender”. October 2019, Moscow, Russia.
2. Seminar “Society and Culture”. October 2019, Moscow, Russia.
3. Ex oriente lux: the 4th International Student Conference on Asian and African Studies. St. Petersburg, November 1-2, 2019.
4. XVIII Russian Conference for Young Scholars. Institute for African Studies. Moscow, November 26-27, 2019.
5. All-Russian Conference. Africa: Postcolonial Discourse. Yaroslavl, June 25-26, 2020.
6. Round Table "Africa - a Hotbed of Interethnic and Interreligious Confrontation". Moscow: MGIMO University, 18 march 2021.
7. Seminar “Society and Culture”. May 2021, Moscow, Russia.
8. 5th International Conference of Africanists. Moscow: Institute for African Studies, 25 May 2021.

IV. Reviews:
1. Review of Hans Olsson. Jesus for Zanzibar Narratives of Pentecostal (Non)Belonging, Islam, and Nation. H-Africa, H-Net Reviews. November, 2020. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55707
2. Review of Jutta Wimmler. The Sun King's Atlantic: Drugs, Demons and Dyestuffs in the Atlantic World, 1640-1730. H-Africa, H-Net Reviews. July, 2021. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56117