M.A. graduate in Political Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Specialized in financial market regulation.
Béatrice completed a yearlong study abroad in the UK, studying International Security matters. She previously earned a Maitrise from Sciences Po Strasbourg in European and International Studies. She is the analyst mastermind behind The Teapot and the Postbox, a blog on WordPress.
BA graduate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut – Storrs, with a focus on international relations. Interests include small states, diasporas and movements of self-determination.
Manya Mirzoyan, a BA student from the University of Richmond, visited AUA in summer 2019. She served as an intern at the Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis (TCPA) doing research on the Initiative for Small States Studies (ISSS).
Born and raised in the American Midwest, Daniel Shapiro received bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Slavic Studies in 2018 from Brown University. He then received a master’s degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia from Harvard University in 2020. His research has largely focused on U.S.-Russian relations and the Caucasus: he wrote his undergraduate thesis on Ramzan Kadyrov’s post-war reconstruction of Chechnya and his graduate thesis on the views of young Russian Americanists on the future of U.S.-Russian relations. After working for Harvard Kennedy School’s Russia Matters Project and the European Leadership Network, Daniel began a Fulbright research grant in Armenia in June 2021, looking at how Armenian diaspora communities in Russia and the United States impact Armenian foreign policy balancing strategies.
At PSIA, Daniel coordinated the Students Writing Initiative and served as a writing consultant for six months.
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Inna Mirzoyan is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. She is interested in diaspora communities and organizations. Inna’s research intersects theories within migration studies, gender studies and urban studies to ask questions about migrants’ identity and feelings of belonging. Inna’s dissertation focuses on the Armenian Diaspora in the U.S. and how its members perform transnational behavior through their participation in diaspora and political organizations in the U.S., Los Angeles, and the Washington, D.C. area. Inna also holds a specialization in Women’s & Gender Studies. Aa Fulbright Research Fellow in Yerevan, Armenia, Inna completed participant observation with diaspora organizations and conducting in-depth interviews with organization participants and staff members.
At PSIA, Inna served as writing consultant.
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