Hakob Matevosyan


E-Mail: hakob[dot]matevosyan[at]uni-leipzig[dot]de

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Bereich: Kultursoziologie

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Born in 1988 in Jermuk, Armenia.
BA (2009) and MA (2011) of sociology from Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Between 2011 and 2013 lecturer of various courses and seminars (Contemporary Sociological Theories, Participatory Research Methods, Sociology Reader, Theories of Managements, Sociology of Work, Market Research) at the Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Armenia
Between 2011 and 2013 Head of the Data Management and Processing Department of the Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC) in Yerevan.

Since 2014 January – PhD Student at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaften (Kultursoziologie)
Since 2014 September – holds Calouste Goulbenkian Excellency Scholarship, Portugal.
Since 2014 October – member of Graduate School of Global and Area Studies, Research Academy Leipzig


Armenians in East-Central Europe, identity and diaspora studies, sociological theories, qualitative research methodologies and research data management.


Armenian Diasporic Community in Hungary: A Field Theory (tentative title)

The goal of the dissertation is to analyze the structure of authority in the Armenian diasporic community of Hungary. Nowadays, there are two major Armenian collectivities in Hungary which claim to be the Arme­nian diaspora. Each of these groups positions itself as the only ‘true Armenians’ and deny such status for the other group.

I rely on Bourdieu’s theoretical tools, particularly field and cultural capital, to address the struggles for position-taking and maintenance among the Armenian groups with distinct histories and migration backgrounds. Therefore, these diasporic layers and established communities engage in the processes of constructing and negotiating their diasporic identities and Armenianness differently, hence, diaspora becomes a field – a power arena. This integrative model of agential forces of and structural contexts for diaspora formation, operation, and internal processes and relations refers to a particular diasporic community within and beyond ethnicity.


2016: Incompatible Identities. The Armenian Diasporic Communities in Hungary. In Konrad Siekierski, Stefan Troebst (Eds.) Armenians in Post-Socialist Europe. 1. Aufl. Köln: Böhlau Köln.

2014: (Ed.) Politikai krízisek Európa peremén, a Kaukázustól a Brit szigetekig [Political Crises on the edge of Europe. From the Caucasus to the British Islands], Budapest, Magyar Napló Kiadó. (together with Bálint Kovács)

2014: On the Issues of Diasporic Identity Construction (Armenian), Bulletin of Yerevan University, N 1 (142), Yerevan


Armenians around the World: Migration and Transnationality (Hrsg. von Mkrtichyan, Artur), in Armenisch-Deutsche Korrespondenz, ADK 170 / Jg. 2016 / Heft 1


Wi-Se 2016/17, Sociology of Diaspora

Methods of Research Data Collection (November 26, 2016)
Data Management: Looking after your Research Data (November 9, 2015)
Introduction to SPSS (January 25, 2014, December 7, 2013)
Archiving and Data Management (June 29, 2013)

Vorträge (Auswahl)

30-31.3.2017 “Minority Status and Diasporic Condition: Stances in the Armenian Field of Hungary,” Conference on “Art of the Armenian Diaspora”, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland

23-24.9.2016 “Routes and Roots, Belonging, Positioning and Power Labels: Armenians in Hungary, Conference on “Narratives of Displacement”, Interdisciplinary Research Foundation and Institute of Humanities, Szymon Szymonowic State School of Higher Education, Zamość, Warsaw, Poland

9-10.5.2016 “Establishment and Transformation of the Armenian Diasporic Field in Hungary, Conference on “Within and Beyond Ethnicity. Negotiating Identities in Modern Armenian Diaspora”, GWZO, Armenian Studies Program of the University of Michigan, Leipzig, Germany

6.2.2015 “Dimensions of Diasporic Identities: Armenians in Hungary”, 13th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies, Institute of Armenian Studies, University of California in Los Angeles, USA

9-11.10.2014 “Incompatible Identities: Armenian Diasporic Communities of Hungary,” 13th General Conference of AIEA – Association Internationale des Études Arméniennes, Yerevan, Armenia

2-6. 4.2014 “The “Established” Transylvanian Armenians and “Outsider” Armenians. Dimensions of Armenian “Spyurk” Identity in Hungary”, Conference on Armenia and Diaspora 1918-2013, Armenian Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

21-24.11.2013 ASEEES Convention (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies), Panel Discussant: “Caucasian Mythologies: Conflicting ‘lieux de mémoire’ in Armenia, Azerbaijan and the North Caucasus,” Boston, USA

20-30.5.2010 “The Changes of Perception of Yerevan as a Historical Place”, DAAD Summer School on Collective Symbolism and Identity Construction, University of Konstanz, Germany

11-14.6.2009 “The Trust Building Process as a Means of Forming Social Capital in Armenian Society”, “The 39th IIS World Congress of Sociology” in Yerevan, Armenia․

Letzte Änderung: 1. April 2020