Hrag Papazian

Department: Anthropology

Keywords: Middle East, Cultural anthropology, Social anthropology

Hrag Papazian holds a D.Phil. degree in Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His dissertation, titled "Contesting Armenianness: Plurality, segregation, and multilateral boundary making among Armenians in contemporary Turkey", received the Prof. David Parkin Prize from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, and an honorary mention in the Society for Armenian Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. Under the mentorship of Professor Salih Can Açiksoz of the UCLA Department of Anthropology, Dr. Papazian is working on a book manuscript that will examine the diversity of Armenian identity and experience in contemporary Turkey, studying the traditional Christian Armenian community, the recently emerging Muslim and Alevi Armenians, and the migrants arriving from Armenia since the 1990s.