For the Study of the History, Languages, and Cultures of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Associate Member of the Faculty of History
Irina Shingiray is a historical and anthropological archaeologist. Her main research interests include Western Eurasian nomadism, nomadic empires, and their relations with the sedentary world. Her particular focus is on the Khazar Empire of the second half of the first millennium CE. She conducts interdisciplinary research and fieldwork in the North-Eastern Caucasus region and examines the interplay between politics, religion, mobility, kinship, gender, and material culture.