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Presentation - Measuring the Karabakh Conflict through Folk-Linguistic Perspectives, CRRC Armenia



December 22, 2014

Event Date:

December 23, 2014, 14:30 - December 23, 2014, 16:00

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Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) - Armenia

invites you to a presentation on

“Measuring the Karabakh Conflict through Folk-Linguistic Perspectives” 

to be delivered by Kendra Dias (CRRC-Armenia International Fellow)

While several CSOs are currently working to bring youth of Armenia and Azerbaijan together on joint projects to eliminate negative stereotypes, largely attributed to the media wars persistent in the post-war era, a staggeringly low amount of attention is paid to residents of Nagorno-Karabakh. This trend follows the example set by the international community in the conflict resolution process which left the de facto republic to govern unmonitored for two decades. To what extent has the NKR achieved their goal of independence vis-à-vis the creation of a unique national identity for Karabakh? Through a series of focus group interviews and a small scale sociological survey in Karabakh, this study measures local perceptions of identity through an investigation of folk-linguistics.

Short Bio:

Kendra Dias has a B.A. in Eurasian Studies from Smith College and an M.A. in Nationalism Studies from Central European University where she focused her research on Dagestan. She worked in the Republic of Georgia for several years, and also studied in Russia. Her main interests include multilingualism and identity throughout the Caucasus. She aims to begin a doctoral program at New York University in Sociocultural Anthropology next fall.


If interested in the discussion, please, confirm your attendance via or call at (010) 57 48 98, 57 48 68 before December 22, 2014, at 17:00, mentioning your name and organizational affiliation.

Location:             CRRC-Armenia, 1 Alex Manoogian str., Library bld., 6rd Floor, room 602

Language:           English


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