Andrey Shluinsky studied general linguistics at the Department of the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of Moscow State University in 1997-2002. In 2005 he finished and defended at Moscow State University his PhD dissertation that is a cross-linguistic study of pluractionality. In 1999-2006 he participated in fieldtrips dealing with Turkic languages of Russia and with Nenets (Samoyedic). In 2006 he became affiliated with the Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, at the Department of African languages and worked there with Susu (Mande) and Ewe and Akan (Kwa). Since February 2008 he is affiliated with the MPI-EVA (outside funding: Endangered Languages Documentation Program, SOAS). In collaboration with Olesya Khanina he is involved into the project “Documentation of Enets: digitization and analysis of legacy field materials and fieldwork with last speakers” (headed by Bernard Comrie) that documents an almost extinct Northern Samoyedic language spoken on the Taimyr Peninsula, Siberia, Russia.