Andrey Negin was born, educated and works in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He holds a doctorate in Historical Sciences, and is Associate Professor in the Department of History of the Ancient World and Classical Languages at N.I. Lobachevsky
State University, Nizhny Novgorod. His primary interest is the study of ancient Roman armour, his main theme of research being parade and ceremonial armours. He has published on these subjects in a number of Russian and foreign archaeological journals.