Igor Sitnikov is currently a PhD student in International Program of Asia Pacific Studies at National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan). He was born in Ryazan (Russia) in 1961. For 30 years, he lived in the Soviet Union, where in 1984 he graduated from Ryazan Fine Arts College with specialty “Painter and Fine Arts Teacher”; then living in Russian Federation in 2002, he graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts on specialty “Management in Social Sphere” and passed the professional retraining in the program “Noncommercial Organizations Economics.”
Since 2003, he lives in Taipei, where he studied Mandarin and then in 2009 graduated from the International Master’s Program in Taiwan Studies at National Chengchi University. Starting from the Taiwan Studies, his research interests concentrated in the field of cultural anthropology and in its subfields such as anthropology of religion, folklore, and mythology in the vast geographical area of Eurasia and Asia-Pacific.