People

Dr. Gevorg Avetikyan

Affiliated Researcher

Research project: "Legal Nationalism: Strategies of Seeking Justice in Post-Stalinist Armenian SSR" as part of the "In Pursuit of Legality and Justice: Minority Struggles in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union" (also see the project-blog)
Regional focus: Armenia, Russia, Iran, South Caucasus

Positions

03/2024
Research Fellow, ERC Consolidator Grant „In Pursuit of Legality and Justice: Minority Struggles in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union”, ZMO Berlin
2019 - 2022
Director, International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP), Russia
2020 - 2022
Researcher, Research Center for Energy Policy and International Relations (ENERPO), European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP), Russia
2013 - 2019
Associate Director, International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP), Russia

Education

- 2015
PhD in History, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia
2010 - 2014
PhD student, Department of Asian and African Studies, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
2008 - 2010
MA, Iranian Studies, Department of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Armenia
2008 - 2009
MA, Nationalism Studies Department, Central European University, Hungary
2004 - 2008
BA, Iranian Studies, Department of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Other Training

- 2011
The Politics of Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship, Summer School, Central European University, Hungary
- 2008
Parallel Archive, Open Society Archives, Digitalization of Cold War era primary sources, Budapest, Hungary
- 2008
Persian Language and Literature, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Iran

Publications

Armenia: Country Survey in Müssig, S., Račius, E., Akgönül, S., Alibašić, A., Nielsen, J. S., and Scharbrodt, O. (eds) (18 Nov. 2021).
Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 13, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. pp. 19-27. https://brill.com/edcollbook/title/61349

Annual contributions to earlier volumes: Vol. 12, Pp. 19-27 ; Vol. 11, Pp. 34-43 ; Vol. 10, Pp. 41-52; Vol. 9, pp. 36-45.

The 2020 War in Nagorno-Karabakh: the Regional Dimension, Pathways to Peace and Security, No 2(59), 2020. pp. 181-191.
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2020-2-181-191

The Creation of the “Southern Azerbaijan” Myth: The Role of the Soviet and Post Soviet Azerbaijani Republic [in Russian]
«Становление мифа о «Южном Азербайджане»: роль советской и постсоветской Азербайджанской Республики»,
Современная Евразия Т.3 (1), Ереван 2014, pp. 103-114.

Brochures
Reforms of Reza Shah Pahlavi and the Turkic-Speaking Iranians [in Russian] «Реформы Реза-шаха Пехлеви и тюркоязычные
иранцы», Кавказский центр иранистики, Ереван, 2014, 40 p.

Critical Analysis of the Plans for Federal Remodeling of Iran [in Russian] «Критический анализ планов федеративного
переустройства Ирана», Кавказский центр иранистики, Ереван, 2014, 44 p.

Reviews
Badalyan Riegg, Stephen. Russia’s Entangled Embrace. The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians,
1801–1914 (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2020), in: Analytical Bulletin (CCCS) 18 (2024), forthcoming.

Ohanyan, Anna. The Neighborhood Effect: The Imperial Roots of Regional Fracture in Eurasia (Stanford University Press 2022), in:
Analytical Bulletin (CCCS) 17 (2023): 66-68. doi.org/10.56673/18294502-23.17-66
Arakʻel of Tabriz, “Book of History” and Katʻoghikos Simeon of Erevan, “Jambr” in Iran and the Cacuasus, 15 (2011), pp. 331-333.
DOI: 10.1163/157338411X12870596615917
Bayat, Kaveh. Pan-torkism va Iran [Pan-Turkism and Iran] (Tehran, Pardis-e Danesh, 1386/2009), in: Iran and the Caucasus,
14 (2010), pp. 176-179. DOI: 10.1163/157338410X12743419189702

Talks

6 Nov 2020 ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies), online Roundtable, Political Economy of
Anxieties: From Surviving War to Reform and Collapse


23-26 Nov 2019 ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies), San Francisco, Paper presentation:
Prospects and Challenges of an Effective Iran–EEU Free Trade Zone

20 Nov 2019 USC Institute of Armenian Studies, Los Angeles, Public lecture: After the Velvet Revolution: Armenia, Russia, and the Caucasus

12-14 Apr 2019 BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies), Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK, Paper
presentation: Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea: What is Next?

29-30 Mar 2019 Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung South Caucasus, Armenia,
Protracted Security Dynamics in the South Caucasus – Does a New Path Exist?, 18th South Caucasus Security Conference,
Discussion session presenter: Iran and Russia: Friends in the South Caucasus?

20-21 Feb 2019 First International Congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranian Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia, Paper
presentation: Ирано-армянские отношения после «бархатной революции» в Армении (Iranian-Armenian relations after the
“Velvet revolution” in Armenia)


6-9 Dec 2018 ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies), Boston, USA Paper presentation: Narine
Abgaryan’s novel Living On as an ‘all-forgiving requiem’
. Panel title: Voices Crossing Borders: Literature of the South Caucasus

25-26 Oct 2018 International Crisis Group, Tbilisi, Georgia
Regional Security in the South Caucasus, Roundtable discussion participant

16 Jul 2018 Doctors Without Borders (MSF International), Moscow, Russia
Expert Discussion on the Situation in the Middle East, Presentation: The Current State and Perspectives of Russian – Iranian
Encounters in the Middle East


1 Jul 2018 Science Night, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
Presentation: Мирная революция: что изменилось в Армении? (Peaceful Revolution: What has Changed in Armenia?) co-authored with Sevak Karamyan

17 May 2018 Public Discussion, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
Presentation: Бархатная революция в Армении: между карнавалом и реалити-шоу (Velvet Revolution in Armenia: Between Carnival and Reality Show) co-authored with Sevak Karamyan

13– 15 Apr 2018 BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK
Paper presentation: Russian Energy Policy in the South Caucasus

14 Mar 2018 Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
Culture and Politics in the History of Iran
Paper presentation: История и мифы в современной иранской музыкальной культуре (History and Myths in Contemporary
Iranian Musical Culture)


15 Nov 2017 RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow, Russia
Five Centuries of Russian – Iranian Cooperation
Paper presentation: Южнокавказский вектор российско-иранских отношений на современном этапе (The Current State of
Russian – Iranian Affairs in the South Caucasus)


31 Mar – 2 Apr 2017 BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK
Paper presentation: Borders in the South Caucasus: Balancing Regional Priorities of Russian Foreign Policy

30 May 2016 Tartu University, Estonia
Regionalisms at Europe’s Margins: Ruptures, Sutures, Representations
Paper presentation: Does Post-Soviet Integration Have a Future?: Armenian-Azerbaijani de facto Border as a Testing Ground

28-29 Apr 2016 Tallinn University, Estonia
Nation-Building and Nationalism in Today’s Russia
Paper presentation: The Impact of Foreign Affairs on the Shifting Domestic Image of “Good” vs. “Bad” Muslims in Russia, 2013-2016

5-6 May 2014 CSTO Institute, Armenia
Коллективная самооборона: политические проблемы и правовые аспекты (Collective Defense: Political Problems and Legal
Aspects),
Paper presentation: Внутренние вызовы: общественное мнение и государственные интересы стран-членов ОДКБ (Internal
Challenges: Public Opinion and Interests of CSTO Member States)


9-11 Apr 2013 23rd Annual ASEN (Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism) Conference, Nationalism and Revolution,
London School of Economics, UK
Paper presentation: Revising the Revolution: Iran’s Constitutional Revolution as a Source of Azerbaijan’s Nation-Building

Teaching Activites

2015 - 2022
European University at Saint Petersburg (EUSP), Russia - History and Politics of the South Caucasus (MA course, taught in English ) - World Oil & Gas Affairs (MA seminar, taught in English)
- 2019
Visiting Lecturer, Higher School of Economics (HSE) National Research University, Russia - Sociopolitical Processes in the Middle East (MA course, taught in English)

Memberships

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Association for Iranian Studies (AIS)

Languages

Armenian: Native Speaker
Russian: Native Speaker
English: Near-Native Fluency
Persian: Fluent
Dari and Tajik: Good
Polish, Ukrainian, Turkish and Azerbaijani: Reading and Basic Conversation