MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. An Korovki

University educated Arabist (Saint-Petersburg State University, Master and Bachelor diplomas with honors) with extensive teaching practice, large-scale experience in translating and interpreting, unique research training including a vast amount of fieldwork. The topic of my Ph.D. thesis was “The folk culture of modern Tunisia: tradition in the age of modernization”. I have participated in Saint-Petersburg State University academic life since 2013, first as a Ph.D. Candidate, then as an Assistant Professor. My sphere of expertise is the social anthropology of the Arab World in general and the Maghreb in particular. My research interests are broad and include numerous themes within the traditiol culture of the region and its modern forms of expression: from folklore and magic to gender studies.

Doctorate, Russian Academy of Sciences The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor

Saint-Petersburg State University
Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Tunisia,

Disciplinary or professional background

Anthropology, Education, Humanities, Religious/clerical, Social/Public Policy, Sociology


Arabic (Spoken), Arabic (Written), English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), French (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *Russian

Contact Info


Smolny st. 1/3, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Education policy ( 5 years )

Social work

Work relates to groups

Children ( 8 years )

Women ( 8 years )

Refugees ( 8 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Family policy

Social care


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Academic conferences

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Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports