Prof. Dr. Irina Nikolaeva
Prof. Dr. Irina Nikolaeva is now working on the research project "Small-scale multilingualism and language mixing in the Lower Kolyma Tundra", which aims to document several endangered languages spoken in the Lower Kolyma area and to explore the effects of linguistic contacts in a multilingual environment.
She received her PhD in 1999 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. After working at the University of Konstanz and the University of Oxford, she joined SOAS, University of London, in 2007 as Lecturer in Language Documentation and Description. In 2012 she became Professor of Linguistics, and in 2020 Emeritus Professor.