Roman Stoyanov is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology HSE University, Moscow (Russia). He earned his doctorate from Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (Russia). His primary research interests center on ancient Greco-barbaric interactions in Asia Minor, the Aegean and the Black Sea regions, investigated through excavation, Greek burial customs, and architecture. Нis current work concerns the excavation and publication of the materials from the excavations of the Propontis and Black Sea region. He has worked in various international archaeological research projects in Ukraine (Chersonesus, Olbia), Russia (ancient Greek settlements on the Taman peninsula), and Turkey (Miletus, Assos).
Stoyanov was a Research Fellow at the Istanbul branch of the German Archaeological Institute (2006), the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koch University (2007-2008), and the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara (2011). He was a Visiting Researcher at the Athens branch of the German Archaeological Institute (2008). His publications include Black-Figure Pottery of the 6th-5th Centuries from Menekşe Çataği in the Propontis. Ancient West & East. 2019 (17); Transport amphorae from the layer of destruction on the settlement Menekşe Çatağı in Propontis. in: Archaic and Classical Western Anatolia: New Perspectives in Ceramic Studies. Archaic and Classical Western Anatolia: New Perspectives in Ceramic Studies. 2018; and The Kara-Oba Burial-Mound. Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia. 2014.