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New Roads

Feb 21, 2020

The refugee as the ultimate modern person — Keith David Watenpaugh, professor and founding director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis, studies the contemporary Middle East and the role of refugees and displaced persons in world history. He speaks to Institute director Salpi Ghazarian about being an activist scholar,...


Jan 31, 2020

"Those who criticize it will also dance to it at weddings." Anthropologist Rik Adriaans speaks to Institute director Salpi Ghazarian about ethnomusicology, patriotic music videos, post-socialism and the “R” word. Dr. Adriaans, a teaching fellow in digital anthropology at the University College London, studies the...


Dec 9, 2019

Renunciation of nationality — Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, analyzes photography as a tool of governmentality. In this episode of Unpacking Armenian Studies, Gürsel speaks to Institute director Salpi Ghazarian about "mugshots taken in anticipation of a crime yet to be...


Oct 9, 2019

Roots, socio-spatial attachments and merging identities — Ayşenur Korkmaz is a Ph.D. Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, exploring the post-genocide understandings of the Armenian homeland ("Yerkir"). She speaks to Institute director Salpi Ghazarian about participating in Armenian “pilgrimages” through...


Sep 26, 2019

Armine Aleksanyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Nagorno Karabakh, took the stage at Innovate Armenia for a conversation on Karabakh with the Institute's Deputy Director, Dr. Shushan Karapetian. Aleksanyan then stayed on stage to present on 'Real Life in an Unrecognized Republic.' These talks were recorded live at Innovate...