Parakina Oksana Olegovna (April 13, 1974, Kazan, TASSR) – Junior Research Associate at the Museum of Archaeology of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. She graduated from the History Department of the Kazan State Pedagogical University in 1996. In 1994-1998 she worked as a Laboratory Associate at the Sector of Archaeology of the G. Ibragimov Institute of Language, Literature and History of the Kazan Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (since 1996 – the Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences). Since 1998-1999, she worked as a librarian at the Kazan Aviation Institute. In 2000-2007, she headed the archaeological funds of the Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve. In 1994-2005, she concurrently worked in the “Kazan Kremlin” Archaeological Expedition (in 1994-1999 as a Laboratory Associate, in 2000-2003 as a Specialist in Cameral Treatment of Materials, in 2003-2005 – as Head of Cameral Treatment Laboratory). In 2005, she completed her postgraduate study program under the supervision of A.G. Sitdikov (since 1999-2001 she studied under the supervision on T.A. Khlebnikova) with no submission of the thesis “Non-Glazed Ceramics of Kazan in the Second Half of the 16th-18th Centuries (on the Basis of Archaeological Study Materials)”. In 2007-2008, Oksana Olegovna worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Museology and History of Architecture of the Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. In 2008, she started working at the Department of Funds of the Museum of Archaeology of the Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, where she worked until April 2014. Since April 2014 until the present day, she has been a Research Associate at the Museum of Archaeology of the Institute of Archaeology of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. She compiles field inventories of archaeological findings, cultural and chronological attribution of non-glazed ceramics from the sites of Kazan, Kazan Kremlin, the Island Town of Sviyazhsk and other monuments in the Republic of Tatarstan and the neighbouring territories.
Academic interests: medieval non-glazed ceramics and modern period ceramics of Kazan and Sviyazhsk
Titles and Awards:
Certificate of Honour of the President of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (2010)
Letter of Gratitude from the State Advisor to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan M.Sh. Shaimiev (2012)
Certificate of Honour of the Institute of Archaeology of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (2015)