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Arsen Saparov

Lecturer, History
2012-13 Manoogian Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Armenian Studies Program
    • Department of History
  • About


    Arsène Saparov, “Why Autonomy? The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region 1918-1925” forthcoming in Europe Asia Studies in 2012

    Arsène Saparov, Book review: Severnyi Kavkaz v sostave Rossiiskoi Imperii, (Moscow, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2007), 460 pages + maps, print run 3000 copies in Central Eurasian Reader

    Arsène Saparov, “From Conflict to Autonomy - The Making of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region 1918 - 1922” Europe Asia Studies, vol. 62, no 1 (January 2010), pp. 99-123

    Arsène Saparov, Book review : V.V. Lapin, Armiia Rossii v Kavkazskoi voine XVIII – XIX vv. (Evropeiskii Dom, St. Petersburg 2008), 400 pages print run 1000 copies; in The Journal of Power Institutions in Post Soviet Societies (, issue 10, 2009

    Arseny Saparov, “The Alteration of Place-Names and the Construction of National Identity in Soviet Armenia” in Cahiers du Monde Russe, no 44/1, January-March 2003.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE), 2007
  • Awards
    • 2003, Internal LSE Graduate Scholarship covering tuition fees
    • 1998, Tweedy Exploration Fellowship (University of Edinburgh) for research in Armenia into construction of the Armenian national identity
    • 1995, George Soros Foundation Full Scholarship for study at the Central European University, Budapest Hungary
  • Grants
    • 2011, Vysegrad short term Research Grant for work in the Radio Liberty / Radio Free Europe Archives held at OSA (Open Society Archives) Budapest
    • 2004, AGBU and Benlian Trust small student grants, UK. 1999, OSA (Open Society Archives) One month Research Grant for the study of the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty holdings in Budapest, Hungary
    • 1999, RSS (Research Support Scheme) research grant for research in Caucasus (one year)
  • Presentations
    • 2011, ANS Conference in New York, “The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomy 1918-1925”
    • 2010, ICCEES VIII World Congress, Stockholm The Soviet Boundary-Making in the South Caucasus - Arbitrary of Logical?
    • 2009, ANS Conference New York, “The Creation of the South Ossetian Autonomy”
    • 2008, ANS Conference, Paris, “Political Institutions and Autonomies in the Soviet South Caucasus and Impact on Modern Conflicts. A Comparative Assessment”
    • 2008, CNRS, EHESS, “The Conflict in South Ossetia”
    • 2007,CNRS, EHESS, “Conflict in the South Caucasus: Autonomy and Secession”
    • 2006,University of Birmingham, “Soviet Nationality Policy and Nationalism in the Caucasus in the Post-Stalinist Period”
  • Language(s) and Proficiency Level(s):
    • English (native level)
    • Russian (native)
    • French (excellent)
    • Armenian (excellent)
    • Turkish (basic)