Tatiana Minniyakhmetova, PhD, free lancer, Innsbruck, Austria

Tatiana Minniyakhmetova is an Udmurt Anthropologist,  PhD in Ethnology (Ufa Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1996) and Folklore (University of Tartu, Estonia, 2003). Currently she’s free lancer. She was a research fellow at the Institute of History and European Ethnology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Her academic interests and fields of research are in traditional beliefs of Udmurts (Russia), folk calendars, ritual, ritual practice and folklore, the methodology of fieldwork, and diaspora groups. She conducted about 70 folklore/ethnographic field research projects. She’s  an editor and co-editor of seven books and more than a hundred articles.