Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan specializes and has interest in the sphere of civil society, political culture, volunteering, democratization of post-communist countries, research methodology and corruption. She received her PhD in Political Science from Jacobs University Bremen. Prior to joining AUA, she worked at Eurasia Partnership foundation and at Caucasus Research Resource Centers – Armenia. She is the team leader of a four-year research project about Armenian civil society and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jenny Paturyan is an AUA PSIA alumna.
PhD, Jacobs University Bremen
137W, Paramaz Avedisian Building
(+374 60) 61 26 75
Varies depending on teaching schedule. Also by appointment.
Areas of research and teaching specialization
Democracy and Democratization, Civil Society, Corruption, Research Methodology
Courses currently taught
- PSIA344 Public Policy Analysis
- PSIA384 Civil Society and Social Capital
- PSIA310 Comparative Politics
- PSIA101 Introduction to Political Science
- “Armenian Civil Society after 20 Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist?”
- “Civic Activism as a Novel Component of Armenian Civil Society: New Energy and Tensions”
- “Re-emerging Civic Activism: Restoring the Ecosystem of Armenian Civil Society” in Civil Society in the Global South, ed. Palash Kamruzzaman, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, 54-70 (coauthor V. Gevorgyan).
- “Armenian Civil Society: It is Not All About NGOs.” Caucasus Analytical Digest 73: 2-5, 2015.
- “Is ‘Googling’ a Technique? What the Internet Can Tell Us about the Non-Governmental Sector in Armenia.” Haigazian Armenological Review 34 (July): 257–67, 2014. (coauthors Valentina Gevorgyan, and Mariam Matevosyan).
- “Trust towards NGOs and Volunteering in South Caucasus: Civil Society Moving Away from Post-Communism?” Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 14 (2): 239-62, 2014 (coauthor V. Gevorgyan).
- “(Dis)Trusting People and Political Institutions in Armenia.” Caucasus Analytical Digest 31: 6-10, 2011.
- Civil Society and Democracy: Disentangling Mutual Influences. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller: Saarbrücken, 2011.
- “Perceptions of Corruption in Armenia: Growing Disappointment and Detachment?” In Adam Hug (ed) Spotlight on Armenia. London: The Foreign Policy Centre. Pp 29-35, 2011 (coauthor Jrbashyan Nairuhi).
Dr. Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS, Yerevan
MA, Lund University, Sweden
BA, Yerevan State University, Armenia
105W, Paramaz Avedisian Building
(+374 60) 61 26 70
Mondays 12:00-1:00 pm
Areas of research and teaching specialization
Turkish domestic and foreign policy, Regional Security, Conflicts in the post-Soviet Space
Courses currently taught
- PSIA282 Survey of Regional Politics
- PSIA311 Caucasus Regional Politics
- PSIA324 Security Policy
- PSIA360 Armenian Politics
- PSIA364 Middle East Politics
Research Database IDs
SCOPUS Author ID: 36599336300
- SCOPE – “Religion and soft power: Religious Communities in the South Caucasus as Objects of External Influences”
- NUPI – “Research Beyond the Ivory Tower: Policy and Communication Training for University Teams”
- “Turkey, Kemalism, and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation”, New York & London. Palgrave Macmillan 2019.
- “Islam in the Social and Political life of Turkey (1970-2001)”. Yerevan. Limush Press. 2008
- “History of Armenia: Country Survey” in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2019, 19th edition, ed. Dominic Heaney, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, 55-61.
- “Turkish Soft Power Politics in Georgia: Making Sense of Political and Cultural Implications”, ed. Ansgar Jodicke in Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus, London, Routledge, 2018, 21-41
- “Armenian Foreign Policy: Problems of Institutional Developments” in Armenia’s Foreign Policy: Some Perspectives Stephan Astourian. UC Berkley Armenian Studies Program Occasional Papers. 2016. 55-77 (coauthor Anna Drnoian)
- “Turkish Policy in Georgia: Social and Economic Implications of Integration Projects”, in View Across the Border: Policy and Society in Georgia and Armenia, ed. T. Turmanidze, Tbilisi, BST GMF, 2014, pp. 23-41 (in Russian)
- “Military intervention. Reforms (1980-1995)”, in History of Turkish Republic, ed. R. Safrastyan, Yerevan, Yerevan State University Publication, 2014, pp. 237-277 (in Armenian)
- “Crisis of the Political System. The period of the Justice and Development Party (1996-2011)”, in History of Turkish Republic, ed. R. Safrastyan, Yerevan, Yerevan State University Publication, 2014, pp. 294-354 (in Armenian)
- “Reviewing Armenia’s National Security Strategy: Challenges and Reality” in Conference Proceedings “Regional Security Dynamics In The Caucasus”, Limush Press, Yerevan, 2012, pp. 95-104
Articles in Peer-Reviewed journals
- “A Conflict That Did Not Happen: Revisiting The Javakhk Affair In Georgia”, Nations and Nationalism, 2019, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 340-360 (with Brent Currie)
- “Armenia-Turkey border opening: what determines the attitude of Armenians?” Caucasus Survey, 2019, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25-43 (with A. Grigoryan and K. Khachatryan)
- “Armenia in the Eurasian Economic Union: Reasons for Joining and its Consequences”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2017, v. 58, no. 3, pp. 340-360 (coauthors A. Drnoian, N. Mkrtchyan, T. Yepremyan)
- “Praying Under Restrictions: Islam, Identity and Social Change in Azerbaijan”, Europe-Asia Studies, 2017, v. 69, no. 5, pp. 819-837 (coauthor – Nelly Minasyan)
- “Turkish Transformation and the Soviet Union: Navigating through the Soviet Historiography on Kemalism”, Middle Eastern Studies, 2017, v. 53, no. 2, pp. 281-296
- “Institutions and Identity Politics in the Armenian Diaspora: The Case Study of Russia and Lebanon”, Diaspora Studies, 2017, v. 10, n. 1, pp. 64-80 (coauthors H. Danielyan, V. Sisserian, N. Kankanyan, N. Shorjian)
- “Track two Diplomacy between Armenia and Turkey: Achievements and Limitations”, Caucasus Analytical Digest, 2016, July, no. 86, pp. 3-6.
- “The Kars-Akhalkalak railway project: Why Armenia Should Revisit its Position”, Turkish Review, 2016, v. 6, no. 3: pp. 130-135.
- “Kemalism and Communism: From Cooperation to Complication”, Turkish Studies, 2015, v. 16, no. 4, pp. 510-526.
- “Turkish Experience with Totalitarianism and Fascism: Tracing the Intellectual Origins”, Iran and the Caucasus, 2015, v. 19, no. 4, pp. 387-401.
- “Armenia and the Ukrainian Crisis: Finding the Middle Ground”. Caucasus Analytical Digest. December 2014, no. 67–68, pp. 14-17.
- “The Rebirth of Turkish Studies in Armenia”, Turkish Review, v. 4, no. 3, 2014, pp. 350-351.
- “Framing National Security Objectives: The Cases of Azerbaijan and Georgia”, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, v. 13/3, 2013, pp. 325-340
- “The Armenian Community and the AK Party: Finding Trust Under the Crescent”, Insight Turkey, v. 12, no. 4, 2010, pp. 93-111.
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