Dr. Astghik Chaloyan, 2012-2016

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Astghik Chaloyan is now at Universität Regensburg.

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Astghik Chaloyan completed her doctoral studies at the Georg-August-Universität  Göttingen, holding a DAAD scholarship for her studies. In 2016 she successfully defended her dissertation entitled‘Transnational migrant ties: social formation and reproduction among Armenians in Germany’. Her thesis focuses on various configurations, modes of representation and encounters in diverse realities. Taking transnationalism as her point of departure, Chaloyan’s research touches on issues of the complexity of self-identification and duality of belonging among different migrant generations and modes of migration. Astghik Chaloyan obtained her BA and MA in Sociology from the Yerevan State University (YSU) in Armenia. Before starting her doctoral studies in Germany, she was a Lecturer at the Faculty of Sociology, YSU and a sociologist-researcher at the Research Laboratory of Applied Sociology, YSU. In parallel with these activities, she also took part in various research programmes financed by different international organizations, including the World Bank, Open Society Foundation, UK Department for International Development (DFID) and USAID. She was also a visiting researcher at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population studies (SFM), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Astghik’s research interests include transnationalism, migration movements, social change, identity, qualitative research methodologies.

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