Zdanevich Alexander S.

Senior Lecturer

Зданевич А.С.


  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11, Office 160


  • +7 (812) 328-7732
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  • 2001-2004: PhD Programme in Asian and African Literatures, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU. PhD Thesis: “History of the development of political and social processes in Southern Africa (the end of the XVII - the first third of the XIX centuries)” (2004, supervisors Prof. A.A.Zhukov/Prof. A. B. Davidson).
  • 1999-2001: M.A. in History and Culture, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St.Petersburg State University. M.A. Dissertation: “The cultural and political influence of the British on the process of the formation of Afrikaner society (the end of the XVII - the first third of the XIX century)”.
  • 1995-1999: B.A. in History, St.Petersburg State University. Diploma: “The main stages in the formation of Afrikaner society in the context of British socio-political transformations (late XVII — early XIX centuries)”

Professional positions:

  • Current Senior Lecturer, Department of African Studies, St.Petersburg State University
  • 2012-2015: Director of the Russian-Tanzanian Centre of Science and Culture (RTCC, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
    Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation (cross-cultural relations (Russia-Tanzania))
  • 2005- 2012: Head of the Department of Supplementary Educational Programs, Saint-Petersburg State University (SPbSU)
  • 2001-2012: Senior Lecturer/Associate prof., Department of African Studies, St.Petersburg State University

Professional activities:

  • Head of the Scientific Commission of the Faculty of Foreign Languages (SPbSU)


  • Russian (native),
  • Swahili (fluent),
  • English (fluent),
  • Afrikaans (reading)

Research interests:

  • History and culture of sub-Saharan Africa (south-east of the continent),
  • Social & political processes in African countries.


Courses taught:

  • Swahili language
  • History of Africa
  • Society, politics & economy of the African countries (present times)

Experimental workshops:

Expeditionary activities for the collection and classification of African art objects for private and museum collections within the framework of the “Africa inside” project:

  • The Republic of the Congo (2004),
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (2004),
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (2005),
  • United Republic of Tanzania (2007; 2012-2015).


  • “Strategic conflict in the Republic of Rwanda (1990-1994): History and prospects of settlement” Collected Works of the XXV Scientific Conference on Historiography and Source Studies of Asian and African Countries, St. Petersburg., 2009.