Anatoly Khazanov

Historian, Author

1937 –


Who is Anatoly Khazanov?

Anatoly Mikhailovich Khazanov is an anthropologist and historian.

Born in Moscow, Khazanov attended Moscow State University, where he received an M.A. in 1960. He earned a Ph.D. degree in 1966 and Dr.Sc. in 1976 from the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1990, he became Professor of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and at the moment he is the Ernest Gellner Professor of Anthropology. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Corresponding Member of the UNESCO International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations, and Honorary Member of the Central Asian Studies Society; as well as the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships.

Anatoly M. Khazanov started his professional career as an archaeologist specializing in the nomadic cultures of the Early Iron Age. In the second half of the 1960s he shifted to socio-cultural anthropology. From 1966-1985, his main fields of research were pastoral nomads and the origins of complex societies.

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Dec 13, 1937
Also known as
  • Anatoly M. Khazanov
  • A. M. Khazanov
  • Anatoly Mikhailovich Khazanov
  • United States of America
  • Russia
  • Israel
  • PhD, Moscow State University
    ( - 1966)
  • Doctor of Science, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Social anthropology
    ( - 1976)
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Master's Degree, Moscow State University
    ( - 1960)
Lived in
  • Wisconsin

on July 23, 2013


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