Chunakova Olga M.

Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Professor

Chunakova Olga M.


  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11

Academic degree:

  • Doctor of Sciences (Philology) (the theme “Pahlavi Zoroastrian Literature. Typological Analysis”), 1998.


  • 1968-1974. Leningrad State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Iranian Philology.
  • 1974-1977. Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences, Graduate School, Candidate of Sciences (History) (supervisor Doctor of Historical Sciences A.G. Perikhanian).
  • September 2014. Internship in Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, Turfan Studies (supervisor Prof. D. Durkin-Meisterernst).

Sphere of scientific interests:

  • Iranian historical linguistics
  • Middle Persian (Pahlavi) language and literature
  • Middle Persian (Manichaean), Parthian, Sogdian
  • Manichaean literature

Working languages:

  • Russian
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Persian

Publications: more than 50, including monographs 7, tutorials 3

Courses taught:

  • Theoretical and historical grammar of Persian
  • Middle Persian
  • Old Persian