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Dr Krikor Moskofian, Director


Krikor is the founder and director of the Programme of Armenian Studies. He has taught Western Armenian language and literature in both Lebanon and the UK and is the author of two Western Armenian language textbooks. In 2009 he gained his doctorate in Armenian literary criticism from SOAS, University of London, where he then taught Western Armenian language and literature between 2009 and 2012.

Elliot Bannister, Communications Manager


Elliot is a graduate of Arabic and Persian from SOAS, University of London and has several years’ experience in endangered language pedagogy and revitalization. Their academic interests include Western Armenian phonology and cultural identity in the Armenian diaspora.

Raphael Gregorian, Communications Officer


Raphael graduated in 2016 from SOAS, University of London with BA in Economics and History. His academic interests include economic and societal development in regions of conflict, conflict-resolution, nationalism through the paradigms of class, religion, and gender, and foreign and domestic public policy.

Adham Smart, Communications Officer


Adham is a graduate of Georgian and Linguistics from SOAS, University of London. He is currently studying for the MPhil in Linguistics and Philology at the University of Oxford with a focus on Classical Armenian and Ancient Greek.

Leon Aslanov, Communications Officer


Leon achieved a degree in French and Arabic from UCL/SOAS. He went on to obtain a Master’s from the Department of Political Science at UCL. His primary interests lie in the languages and cultures of Armenia and the surrounding region.

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