Yulia Ustinova is Professor of Ancient History at the Department of General History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
I was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in Russia, and received my Ph.D. degree from the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1988. In 1990 I immigrated to Israel. My research focuses on ancient Greek religion and its role within the society. In addition to historical written and archaeological sources, I make use of a multidisciplinary approach based on the application of results of cognitive neuroscience, anthropology, and sociology to the interpretation of historical phenomena.