Nakhodkina Alina Aleksandrovna

Head of Department

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In 1986 graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Yakutsk State University as "Philologist and Teacher of the English Language". Since 1987 have been working at the university - now M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University - first as Assistant Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer. In 1997 defended a thesis "J.M. Hopkins and the Reform of Style of the English Poetry in the Second Half of the 19th century" and in 1998 received a degree of Candidate of Science in Philology (PhD); in 2002 got the title of Dotsent (Associate Professor). In 1998 was first elected the Head of the Department of Translation, since then was elected 4 more times. Member of the Scientific Councils of the Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies and the Research Institute of Olonkho. The area of research interests includes translation, semiotics of folklore, interpretation of codes, intercultural communication, philosophy of culture, literature.Member of the Union of Translators of Russia (UTR); Director of the UTR Office in Yakutsk. Translation projects made under my supervision: "The Diamond Colony of Russia" by J. Tichotsky was translated into Russian as "Алмазная колония России", works of Yakut classics were translated into English - "The Letter to Yakut Intelligentsia" by A.E. Kulakovsky; "The Red Shaman" by P. Oyunsky (manuscript); "The Hunnic Chronicles" by contemporary Yakut writer N.A. Luginov, the English translation of the Yakut heroic epic Olonkho by Platon Oyunsky "Nurgun Botur the Swift" published in 2013 by Renaissance Books, Folkestone, Great Britain. In 2014, 2015, 2016 won the grants of the Russian Humanitarian Fund for further research of folklore texts' translation. In 2017 won a personal travel grant from the US National Science Foundation to the IX International Congress on Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), Sweden. Since 2019 a coordinator in the international research group project led by Manchester University that won the grant of European Research Council №856543 "Cosmological knowledge of climate change among reindeer herders and natural scientists in China and Russia" (2020-2025).Distinguished Worker of Professional Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Honorable Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation.Emeritus Worker of Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).