Michael Knüppel has studied Turkology and Altaistics as well as political sciences, ethnology/ social anthropology, pre- and protohistory (European archaeology) and history of art in Göttingen and Hamburg. In 1998 he obtained a doctoral degree in Turkology (Dr. phil.) from University of Hamburg and in 2007 in Social Anthropology/ Ethnology (Dr. disc. soc.) from Georg-August-University in Göttingen. Furthermore, in summer 2016 he qualified as a professor (habilitation process) in the field of Turkology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and was working since that time as an associate professor there. Since October 1st, 2018 he is working as professor of Social Anthropology/ Ethnology, Cultures, Languages and History of Siberia at the Arctic Studies Center (ASC), School of History, Culture and Tourism of Liaocheng University. M. Knüppelʼs expertise covers Social Anthropology/ Ethnology, History of Sciences with focus on the studies on oriental languages, History of Religion and Altaistics (especially Tungus languages, cultures and history) as well as Paleosiberian studies. He has acquired valuable experience in research and teaching, carried out a number of field researches (in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Ethiopia) and is co-editor of several scientific journals.