Dr. Astghik Chaloyan, 2012-2016
Astghik Chaloyan is now at Universität Regensburg.
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.