Dec. 2000 - ...
Associate Professor (docent, hoofddocent ) with the Department of Slavic and East European Studies of the Ghent University.
Dec., 1998 – Nov., 2000
Associate Professor (Docent) with the Department of Slavic Linguistics of the K.D.Ushinsky Southern Ukrainian State Pedagogical University.
Nov., 1996; March, 1998; Dec., 1999; Oct., 2000.
Guest lecturer in Slavic Ethnolinguistics and Folk Culture, Semiotics and Modern Russian Literature to students of the Department of Ethnology, Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology of the Warsaw University and Department of Rusistics of the Higher Pedagogical School in Bydgoszcz (Poland).
Lecturer at the Republican Center of Arts (Moscow)
Sept., 1993 – Dec.,1997
Lecturer with Odessa College for Social Workers “Socium”.
Sept., 1993 – Dec., 1995
Assistant and later (1995) Associate Professor (Docent) with the Department of Culturology of the Odessa Polytechnic University.
Practical lessons with students of the Russian Language Dept. and with Russian Language Students from Germany (Odessa State University).
Aug.-Sept., 1989; Sept., 1992 – Sept., 1993
Assistant Professor with the Russian Language Department (Later Russian and Ukrainian Philology Department) of the M.V.Lomonosov Odessa Technological Institute of Food Industry.
Jan. – April, 1998
International Humanitarian School at the Center for Research of Antic Tradition in Central and Eastern Europe of the Warsaw University (financed by Stefan Batory Fund, Poland).
Summer Social Sciences Methodological University at Yaroslavl, Russia (financed by the Moscow Public Scientific Fund).
Dec., 1995 – July, 1998
Postdoctoral Studies at Department of Slavic Linguistics of the Southern Ukrainian State Pedagogical University.
Oct., 1989 – July, 1992
Doctoral Studies at Department of Russian Language, Philological Faculty, Odessa State University. In June 1992 in Odessa defended Candidate’s (Ph.D.) thesis “Onomastic issues of Russian magic charms” (speciality “Russian Language”)
Sept., 1982 – July, 1989 (1983-1985 – service in Soviet Army)
Philological Faculty of the Odessa State University, studies of Russian and Ukrainian language and literature.
Born in Odessa, USSR, Ukraine (18.08.1965).