Dmitry Funk — Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology. N.N. Miklouho-Maclay of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctor of Historical Sciences (2003), thesis topic:
"Shamanic and epic tradition of the Turkic peoples of the south of Western Siberia (Teleut and Shor materials of the second half of the 19th - early 21st centuries)"
In 1984 he graduated from the Department of Archeology, Faculty of History, Kemerovo State University, in 1990 - postgraduate studies at the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology, Faculty of History, Leningrad State University (1990). In 1995–2013. headed the Department of the North and Siberia of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Has been conducting field research in various regions of the North, Siberia and the Far East since 1981. He speaks German, English, Shor and Teleut. Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation prize ("Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis", in the field of ethnology), 2007 Winner of the mega-grants competition of the Government of the Russian Federation (2013–2017), head of a number of projects supported by the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation and the Russian Science Foundation. Awarded with government and regional certificates and medals.