Parvin Ahanchi

Dr. Parvin Ahanchi is Leading Researcher at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences' Institutes of History and Archaeology and Ethnography and is an expert on the archival collections of Branobel and other oil producing companies of the first oil boom in Azerbaijan. Dr. Ahanchi was awarded a doctoral degree in history in 1993 at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993. Her international career furthermore includes a Research Fellowship at Max Plank Institute (Goettingen) of History in 1996, and during 2008-2009 she was a Fulbright Scholar and Honorary Fellow in the Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin and University of California.