2017 Graduate Presenters

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Gayane Babayan
M.A. in Medieval Studies
Central European University
“The Multi-Cultural Artistic Milieu of Fourteenth-Century Crimea: A Note on the Patterns of Artistic Adoption and Adaptation in the Miniatures of the Fourteenth-Century Crimean-Armenian Four Gospels”


Asya Darbinyan
Ph.D. Candidate
Clark University, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
“New Research Perspectives on Armenian Refugees in Imperial Russia (1914-1917)”


Okan Dogan
Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
“Can Intellectuals Give History a Push? Challenges of a Low-Autonomy Intellectual Field in 21st Century Turkey.”

Vrej Haroutounian
Ph.D. Student in Landscape Architecture
University of Edinburgh
“Post-Soviet Yerevan: Changes & Developments After Independence.”


Jeremy Johnson
Ph.D. Candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology and History
University of Michigan
Կորչի անգրագիտությունը: literacy typologies and the making of Soviet peoples in early Soviet Armenia.”


Pınar Karakılçık
Ph.D. Student in Linguistics
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
“The concept of Armeno-Turkish (Turkish written in the Armenian script) in sociolinguistic terms.”


Péter Pál Kránitz
Ph.D. Student in History
Pázmány Péter Catholic University
“From colonialist to humanitarian? The dissolution of the Armenian question into the discourse on refugee rights.”


Jennifer Manoukian
M.A. in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Columbia University
“Disrupting Literature in Diaspora: Zareh Vorpouni’s The Candidate and the Nouveau Roman.”


Caroline McCune
M.A. in Art History and Museums Studies
Tufts University, Department of Art and Art History
“Guns and roses: the battle of Avarayr, depicted in an Armenian hymnal at the Boston public library.”

Michael Rettig
M.A. in History
California State University, Fresno
“Armenians in the British Intelligence Service during World War I: A Case Study of Thomas Mugerditchian and Arshak Safrastian.”

Laura Samvelyan
M.A. in European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations
University of Oldenburg (Germany)
University of Stavanger (Norway)
University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
“Language and Literacy Practices in the Diasporic Setting: Case Study of the Armenian Community in Buenos Aires.”