Eugenia Smagina

Eugenia Smagina is a philologist who completed her studies in Classical Philology at the Russian State University Lomonosov, Moscow. She wrote her PhD thesis Language of the Old Nubian Texts at the Department of the Ancient Orient, Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, where she graduated in 1980. She became a research fellow at the Institute for Oriental Studies and has won scholarships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work in the Institute of Coptology, Westphalian Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany (1992–1994, 1996) and from the University of Jerusalem, Israel (1999–2000). Smagina is currently Chief of the Department of History and Culture of the Ancient Orient of the Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Vice-director of the Vladimir S. Golenishchev Center of Egyptology of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow; and Associate Professor of the Chair of Holy Scriptures of the St. Philaret Orthodox-Christian Institute, Moscow.