Department of Diaspora Studies 
The main purpose of the Department of Diaspora Studies activities is to create
necessary analytical resources for the study of modern Diaspora.
The Department pursues the following objectives:
  • to explore the economic, social and spiritual potential of the various parts of the Armenian population worldwide
  • to seek ways of unifying the nation in the face of both nationwide and specific issues
  • to develop strategies for preserving and strengthening the national identity




The books published by the order of the RA Ministry

of Diaspora last year were presented during a

presentation held on June 1.

Head of the Department of Diaspora Studies of the Institute of

Archaeology and Ethnography of the NAS RA Ruben Karapetyan talked





On June 12, 2014, a meeting was held

with the Head of the Glendale City Council

Zareh Sinanyan in Yerevan. During the discussion, researchers

from the Diaspora Studies Department Suzanna Barseghyan,

Lusine Tanajyan and Sona Nersisyan presented the results

of studies of the Armenian community of Los Angeles.




On April 3-18, within the framework of “The Armenians

in their Own and Foreign Environments: Comparative

Ethno-Sociological Studies” program, three researchers

of Department of Diaspora Studies visited Tehran to study

the local Armenian community. Our colleagues carried 

research studies based on sociological methods. 

It is intended to summarize the results, development

and scientific analysis.




Published in Moscow in 2013 "Армянская диаспора

в контексте российско-армянских экономических

связей" (The Armenian Diaspora in Armenian-Russian

economic relations context). Team monograph, which

was published in the project ...




The Department of Diaspora Studies has welcomed Svetlana Lurie, Doctor of Cultural Studies,

a leading researcher of the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences.

She made a presentation of her book “The Empire –  a Values-based and Ethno-Psychological Approach)”, published in 2012.




On June 10 and 17, 2013, at the Department of Diaspora Studies,

there was a workshop held on “Ethnographic Research: Methodology, Field Work and Data Analysis”. 

Gayane Shagoyan, an ethnographic researcher of the Modern Ethnography Department of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

led the workshop. Methodological similarities and differences between ethnography and sociology, stages of ethnographic studies and their features,

the application of methods by the examples of research conducted by Shagoyan were discussed with the researchers of the Diaspora Studies Department.