Ekaterina N. Romanova

Doctor of History, senior research associate, Department of Archeology and Ethnography, Institute for Humanitarian Research and Problems of  Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (Yakutsk, Russia)


In 1983 she graduated from the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology of the Faculty of History of the Leningrad State University, and is one of the first graduates of the specialized Department of Ethnography in Yakutia.

1983-1987 studied at the graduate school of the Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology (Kunstkamera) (St. Petersburg), specialty 07.00.07 – ethnology, ethnography, anthropology (supervisor – Doctor of Historical Sciences D.G. Savinov). In 1987 she successfully defended her dissertation work dedicated to the main holiday of the Yakut tradition Ysyakh.

In 1999, E.N. Romanova defended her doctoral thesis “Mythology and ritual in the Yakut tradition.”

Research interests

Ethnology, mythology and ritual of indigenous peoples of Siberia and the North, semiotics, symbolical anthropology, ethnography, cultural anthropology.

Scientific activity

E.N. Romanova is a representative of the Siberian semiotics school.

Titles and awards

co-director of the Laboratory of Complex Geocultural researches of the Arctic; the honored worker of science of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, the excellent worker of culture of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, the expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, visiting professor of the International laboratory for comparative interdisciplinary researches of images of the North, the University of Quebec (Monreal).


e-mail: e_romanova@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0001 -69730608