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Yevgenya Paturyan
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Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Program Chair of BA in Politics and Governance at the American University of Armenia
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations
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Program Chair, BA in Politics and Governance (AUA)

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Short Bio:

Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the American University of Armenia, where she has been teaching since 2011. In 2021 she assumed the responsibilities of the Program Chair of the newly created Bachelors of Arts in Politics and Governance. Before joining AUA, she worked at Caucasus Research Resources Centers – Armenia. She received her PhD in Political Science from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in 2009. Her academic interests are in the sphere of civil society, volunteering, democratization of post-communist countries, and corruption. She is the author of several academic peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her book on Armenian Civil Society was published by Springer in 2021.
Dr Paturyan is a member of the International Society for Third Sector Research and the International Political Science Association and regularly presents her research at the corresponding conferences. She participates in various local and international research consortia.

Publications:

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2022. “Understanding Diversity of South Caucasus Civil Society.” In A Research Agenda for Civil Society, 243–53. Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/book/9781800378155/9781800378155.xml.

Stefes, C. H., and Paturyan, Y. J. (2021). After the Revolution: State, Civil Society, and Democratization in Armenia and Georgia. Frontiers in Political Science, 0, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2021.719478

Demirchyan, Anahit, Haroutune K. Armenian, Yevgenya J. Paturyan, and Vahe Khachadourian. 2021. “Predictors of Permanent Emigration in a Long-Term Cohort of Spitak Earthquake Survivors in Armenia.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 61: 102337.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2021. Armenian Civil Society: Old Problems, New Energy After Two Decades of Independence. Springer International Publishing.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2020. “Armenian Civil Society: Growing Pains, Honing Skills and Possible Pitfalls.” In Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Authoritarian Decline and Civil Resistance in a Multipolar World, eds. Anna Ohanyan and Laurence Broers. I.B. Tauris, 101–18.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2019. “A New Channel of Information? The Challenge of Using the Social Media as a Mobilising Tool for the Armenian Civil Society.” In Armenian Developments: Perspectives of Democratization and the Role of the Civil Society, edited by Wolfram Hilz and Shushanik Minasyan, 27–43. Bonner Studien Zum Globalen Wandel 24. Tectum Verlag.

Kankanyan, Nina, and Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan. 2019. “Environmental Activism in Armenia 2008-2014: Strategies and Impact.” In Armenian Developments: Perspectives of Democratization and the Role of the
Civil Society, edited by Wolfram Hilz and Shushanik Minasyan, 45–61. Bonner Studien Zum Globalen Wandel. Tectum Verlag.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2018. “Re-Emerging Civic Activism: Restoring the ‘Ecosystem’ of Armenian Civil Society.” In Civil Society in the Global South, edited by Palash Kamruzzaman, 54–69. Routledge. London and New York.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Armine Bagiyan. 2017. “NGOs and Civic Activism in Armenia: Four Case Studies.” Armenian Review 55 (3–4): 57–84.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Christoph H. Stefes. “Doing Business in Armenia: The Art of Manoeuvring a System of Corruption.” In State Capture, Political Risks and International Business: Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, edited by Johannes Leitner and Hannes Meissner, 43–56. Routledge, 2017.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2017. “Volunteering in Armenia: Leaving the Soviet Legacy Behind?” In Perspectives on Volunteering. Voices from the South, edited by Jacqueline Butcher and Christopher J Einolf, 227–243. Springer.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2015. “The 2015 Referendum in Armenia.” East European Quarterly 43 (4): 293–301.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2015. “Armenian Civil Society: It is Not All About NGOs.” Caucasus Analytical Digest 73: 2-5. Reprinted in Segert, Dieter, ed. 2016. Civic Education and Democratisation in the Eastern Partnership Countries. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (English and Russian).

Paturyan, Yevgenya, Valentina Gevorgyan, and Mariam Matevosyan. 2014. “Is ‘Googling’ a Technique? What the Internet Can Tell Us about the Non-Governmental Sector in Armenia.” Haigazian Armenological Review 34 (July): 257–67.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2014. “Trust towards NGOs and Volunteering in South Caucasus: Civil Society Moving Away from Post-Communism?” Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 14 (2): 239-62.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2011. “(Dis)Trusting People and Political Institutions in Armenia.” Caucasus Analytical Digest 31: 6-10.

Paturyan Yevgenya and Jrbashyan Nairuhi. 2011. “Perceptions of Corruption in Armenia: Growing Disappointment and Detachment?” In Adam Hug (ed) Spotlight on Armenia. London: The Foreign Policy Centre. Pp 29-35.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny, Nvard Grigoryan, Mica Hilson, Brian Ellison, Hovsep Kanadyan, Mikayel Avetisyan, Meri Karapetyan, Hripsime Lputyan, and Sara Melkonyan. 2021. “Promoting Adherence to Rules During Coronavirus Pandemic Through Public Communication.” Yerevan, Armenia: Manoogian Simone Research Fund (MSRF). https://msrf.aua.am/online-publications/.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2021. “Armenian Civil Society: From Sporadic Resistance to a ‘Velvet Revolution’.” Conference Paper. In 14th Global Virtual Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, 10-15 July, 2021.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2018. “Popular Pressure and Political Will to Curb Corruption: Implications for Armenia and Honduras.” Conference Paper. In 25th World Congress of Political Science, 21-25 July, 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2018. “Post-Communist Civil Society after Two Decades of Transition: Re-visiting Howard.” Conference Paper In 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, 10-13 July, 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2018. “Black or White? No, Thank You.” EVN Report, December 2, 2018. https://www.evnreport.com/opinion/black-or-white-no-thank-you.
 
Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2018. “The President: The New Symbol of Parliamentary Armenia.” EVN Report, February 12, 2018. https://www.evnreport.com/politics/the-president-the-new-symbol-of-parliamentary-armenia.
 
Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2017. “Independence Generation: Attitudes Toward Democracy and Government.” EVN Report, June 26, 2017. https://www.evnreport.com/politics/independence-generation-attitudes-toward-democracy-and-government.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2017. “Election Day: Choices Are Never Easy.” EVN Report, March 30, 2017. https://www.evnreport.com/elections/election-day-choices-are-never-easy.

Paturyan, Yevgenya Jenny. 2017. “From Presidential to Parliamentary Governance.” EVN Report, March 16, 2017. https://www.evnreport.com/politics/from-presidential-to-parliamentary-governance.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2016. “Emergent Civic Activism: A New Phase of Transition for Post-Communist Armenian Civil Society?” Conference Paper. In 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, 28 June – 1 July, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. Two paper presentations, chair of a session. Paper published in the conference Working Paper Series https://istr.site-ym.com/page/WP_Stockholm

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2016. “Civic Activism as a Novel Component of Armenian Civil Society.” Yerevan, Armenia: Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2015. “On the Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus (book review).” Studies of Transition States and Societies 7(1): 98-100

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Tatevik Badalyan. 2014. “Armenian Constitution: A Failed Attempt at Democracy Export.” Conference Paper. In Exporting Regimes? Interests and Strategies of Powerful States in the Post-Communist Space Academic Swiss Caucasus Net Conference, 13-14 June. 2014, Berlin, Germany

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2014. Armenian Civil Society: Consolidated but Detached from the Broader Public. Policy Action Brief. CIVICUS Civil Society Index Rapid Assessment.

Paturyan, Yevgenya, and Valentina Gevorgyan. 2014. Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist? Yerevan, Armenia: Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2012. “Testing the Validity of Expert-assessment Based Measurements of Civil Society” Paper Presented at International Society for Third Sector Research 10th International Conference 10-13 July, Siena, Italy.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2011. Civil Society and Democracy: Disentangling Mutual Influences. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller: Saarbrücken.

Paturyan, Yevgenya. 2009. Perceptions of the Role of Armenian Civil Society in Countering Corruption. Research Paper. Caucasus Research Resource Centers-Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia.