Head of Laboratory and Leading Researcher, Laboratory for Study and Preservation of Minority Languages
1966–1971. Division of Structural and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology of MSU. Earned a degree in Structural and Applied Linguistics..
1971–1976. Postgraduate studies at the Division of Structural and Applied linguistics at the Faculty of Philology of MSU.
1989. PhD thesis defense "The machine fund of the Selkup language: establishment and application in specific linguistic research", MSU.
1972–1975. MSU, Junior Researcher at the Faculty of Philology;
1976 – present. MSU, Laboratory for Computational Lexicography;
1976, 1980–1992. Junior Researcher;
1977–1989, 1992–1999. Senior Researcher;
2000–2008. Leading Researcher;
06.2008–10.2018. Head of the Laboratory for Computational Lexicography within the Research Computing Center at MSU;
06.2018–present. Leading Researcher, Head of the Laboratory for Study and Preservation of Minority Languages;
Overall work experience is 49 years (including 21 years of educational work).
Field linguistics, socioliguistics, corpus linguistics, linguistic typology, documentation of endangered languages, visual anthropology, minority languages of Siberia, particularly Samoyedic, Tungusic, and Yeniseian languages.
Language proficiency: English, German, French, Selkup (fluent), Evenki (conversational), Ket (will need a dictionary), Spanish (basic knowledge).
Working experience with languages: Selkup, Evenki, Ket, Orok, Dolgan, Forest Nenets.
State budget projects
2007-2010. "Development and application of methods of logical-linguistic interpretation" (Laboratory for Computational Lexicography within the Research Computing Center at MSU).
2011-2015. "Linguistic modeling of non-standard texts and the problem of choosing an adequate model for describing different language levels and processes" (Laboratory for Computational Lexicography within the Research Computing Center at MSU).
2016-2020. "Linguistic modeling of non-standard texts and the problem of choosing an adequate model for describing different language levels and processes" (Laboratory for Computational Lexicography within the Research Computing Center at MSU).
2019-2021 "Documantation, research and preservation of minority, autochthonous, and endangered languages" (Laboratory for Study and Preservation of Minority Languages of RAS).
Projects supported by research foundations
Ten research projects and two information system establishment projects have been implemented under Olga Kazakevich’s management since 1995. Her research has been supported by grants from RSS, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and Russian Foundation for Humanities. The projects have been mostly concerned with documentation and research of endangered languages. 33 expeditions to Siberia, Russian Far East, and Sakhalin were organized over this period of time. 60 localities were explored, and materials of Selkup, Evenki, Ket, Orok, Dolgan, Forest Nenets languages were documented, thus making up a multimedia linguistic archive of Laboratory for Computational Lexicography on minority languages of Siberia. Also, a website called 'Minority languages of Siberia: our cultural heritage' was created and given a public award in 2018.
Currently is managing the project of Russian Foundation for Basic Research 20-012-00520 'Dynamics of the development of the language situation in local groups of indigenous peoples of Siberia and Russian Far East based on linguistic biographies'.
The number of published works is over 300, including 10 monographs, 1 handbook for universities recommended by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (co-authored).
Over the part 5 years 68 works have been published, including 3 monographs (co-authored), 3 articles in journals, 25 articles in collections.
1992–2002 Institute of Linguistics of RAS, Research Center for National Linguistic Relations, senior researcher
1998–2002 Coordinator of the Russian-Japanese project on the languages of the indigenous peoples of Russia (principal investigators Vida Mikhalchenko, Institute of Linguistics RAS, and Kazuto Matsumura, University of Tokyo).
2019-2020 Laboratory for Computational Lexicography within the Research Computing Center at MSU, leading programmer.
2000–present. Institute of Linguistics of RSUH, associate professor.
Teaches courses "Sociolinguistics", "Field Linguistics", "Documentation of endangered languages", "Language contacts", "History of Russian literary language and language contacts", "Minority languages of Europe". Thesis supervisor for specialist, bachelor, and master's students.
2008–2018 Member of the editorial board of the 'Vestnik' journal of RSUH.
2020–present. Member of the editorial board of the 'Sociolinguistics' journal.
Membership in research communities
- since 2019 Committee on research and legal monitoring in the field of indigenous languages of the Russian Federation at Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
- since 2018 RAS Committee on the languages of peoples of the Russian Federation
- since 2016 Societas Linguistica Europaea
- since 2004 International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
- since 2001 International Society for Shamanistic Research
- since 1994 International Sociological Association, RC 25 Language and Society
- 2019 Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs award 'Key word' in the category 'For outstanding achievements'
- 2018 Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs award 'Key word' in the category 'The best multimedia project supporting minority languages of Russia'.
- 2004 Anniversary breastplate '250 years of MSU'.
- 2003 'Distinguished researcher of MSU' title.
- 1997 Medal 'In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow' А № 0307347.
In the Media
Often appears in the media popularizing the results of the work on the documentation of minority languages of Russia and explaining the importance of preserving the linguistic and cultural diversity of the country and the world.