Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA
Teaching: Armenian language; 20th-century Armenian literature; modern Armenian drama and Europe; Armenian film and culture; reading advanced Armenian
Research Interests: post-Soviet Armenian and Russian literatures; theory and pedagogy of world literature; translation studies; cultural politics; interart aesthetics
Current project: A study of the interrelations between storytelling forms, including drama, art, prose, and film, in contemporary Armenia and Russia.
“Armenianness Reimagined in Atom Egoyan’s Ararat.” Reflections of Armenian Identity in
History and Historiography. Eds. Houri Berberian and Touraj Daryaee. Irvine, CA: UCI
Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 2018.
“Contemporary Armenian Drama and World Literature.” An Armenian Mediterranean:
Words and Worlds in Motion. Eds. Kathryn Babayan and Michael Pifer. Cham,
Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
“Literary Production in Twentieth-Century Armenia: From Stifling State Control to the
Uncertainties of Independence.” Armenian Philology in the Modern Era: From
Manuscript to Digital Text. Handbook of Oriental Studies. Ed. Valentina Calzolari in
collaboration with Michael E. Stone. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2014.
Props by Aghasi Ayvazyan. Contemporary Armenian Drama: Voices of Change. Ed. Herand
Markarian. Yerevan, Armenia: Writers Union of Armenia, 2006.