German Dziebel holds a B.A. in History from St. Petersburg State University (Russia), a Ph.D. in Ethnology from the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (St. Petersburg, Russia), an M.A. in Sociology from Central European University (Warsaw, Poland), an M.A. in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University (Stanford, U.S.A). He spent two quarters as an exchange student at the University of Chicago.
Primarily a student of human kinship systems, social and symbolic evolution, transculturation, ethnicity, branding and critical theory, German Dziebel was trained as a multi-field anthropologist (traditional four-field approach plus sociocultural, interpretivist anthropology). He studied physical anthropology under Nadezhda Tsvetkova and Alexander Kozintsev (St. Petersburg State University), archaeology under Abram Dridzo, Vladimir Buzin (St. Petersburg State University) and Tom Dillehay (Vanderbilt University), linguistics under Michael Silverstein and Kostas Kazazis (University of Chicago), Andrew Garrett (University of California – Berkeley), Phil Baldi (Penn State University) and Merritt Ruhlen (Stanford University), population genetics under Alexander Kozintsev (St. Petersburg University) and Joanna Mountain (Stanford University, 23andMe), statistics under Henryk Banaszek (Central European University), sociology, ethnology and ethnic theory under Vladimir Popov, Valerian Kozmin, Alexander Gadlo (St. Petersburg State University), Sławomir Kapralski, Zdzisław Mach (Central European University), Ray Fogelson and Terrence Turner (University of Chicago, Cornell University), semiotics under Albert Baiburin (European University at St. Petersburg), sociocultural anthropology under Sylvia Yanagisako, Jane and George Colliers, social studies of science under Joan Fujimura (University of Wisconsin – Madison), philosophy under Richard Rorty (Stanford University) and Jean-Pierre Dupuy (École Polytechnique, Stanford University), literary studies under Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University) and Rene Girard (Stanford University), Native American studies under Ray Fogelson (University of Chicago), Matthew Snipp (Stanford University) and Robert Warrior (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne), American history under Richard White (Stanford University).
German Dziebel is Chief Strategy Officer at Resource and Scientific Consultant at the Great Russian Encyclopedia. He is based in New York, U.S.A. His other sites are www.kinshipstudies.org, www.indianism.net and www.anthropreneur.com. The views expressed on his websites are his own and do not represent the views of his employers.