German V. Dziebel
I obtained a B.A. and an M.A. in History from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, in 1992-1993. I worked as a researcher at the Russian Ethnographic Museum (REM) from 1993 to 1996. In the aftermath of an economic recession of the early 1990s, I pioneered ethnographic approaches to market realities in Russia. In 1995 and 1996, under the auspices of the Historico-Eco-Cultural Association “Povolzhye,” I conducted a series of ethnographic expeditions in the ethnically diverse emerging markets of the Samara Province in Russia. I received an M.A. in Sociology from Central European University (Warsaw, Poland) in 1997 and an M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1998. I earned my Ph.D. in History at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography “Kunstkamera” of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg in 1997. I received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University in January 2006. In 1999-2001, with financial support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, I conducted extensive field research in East and West Europe among European reenactors of Native American cultures trying to understand the anatomy of a “brand hijack.” In 2003-2006, with support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, I was on a Hoover Institution team researching Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe and gaining some understanding of how media and propaganda influenced consumer lives lived behind the Berlin Wall. Between September 2006 and June 2008 I was Senior Anthropologist at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. In June 2008 I moved to Boston to take the position of Associate Planning Director at Arnold and, later, of Vice President of Planning at Hill Holliday, Boston. Currently, I am Vice President, Global Strategy Director, at Publicis USA, NY. I have also been Anthropology Advisor for the Great Russian Encyclopedia since January 2007. Please visit my blog where I discuss anthropology, culture, business and advertising as well as my website devoted to Indianism, cultural appropriation and transculturation.