Hayk Kocharyan

Senior Research Fellow
e-mail: hkocharyan@ysu.am

Education (beginning with IHE)
1995 – 2000, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Chair of Arabic Studies, BA in Arabic Studies
1998 – 1999, Arabic Language Teaching, Institute for Foreigners, Syria, Damascus
2000 – 2002, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Chair of Arabic Studies, MA in Arabic Studies
2002 – 2005, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Chair of Arabic Studies, PhD Student in Islamic Studies
20.11 – 10.12. 2004, Arabic Language Center of Cairo University, Egypt, Cairo

Academic degree
01.02.2006, PhD degree in History (Islamic Studies) Oriental Institute of National Academy of Science, Republic of Armenia
Candidate Theme: “The status and definition of Ummah in the Qur’an and early Muslim sources”

Professional experience
2005 -2011, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Chair of Arabic Studies, Associate professor
2006 – present, YSU, Center for civilization & Cultural Studies, Senior Research Fellow (Research Area: Islam in the Middle East)
2011 – present Yerevan State University, Chair of Arabic Studies, Associated Professor

Academic courses
Undergraduate Level
“History of Arabic Countries 1 (IV–XI)”
“History of Arabic Countries 2 (XII-XVIII)”
“The Early Sources of Islam”
“The Development of Islamic Political Thought in the Middle Ages”
“The Development of Shia Political Thought”

Graduate Level
“The Islamic Movements in the Modern World”
“Islam and West: Cultural Diversity, Globalization and Muslims”.
“Intro to Islam in Europe, Central and South Asia”
“The Christian-Muslim Ideological Debates in the Middle Ages”

Scale of professional interests
The adoption processes in Muslim World in Middle Ages and Modern World

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
2010 – 2012, “The Possibility of Development of New Adaptation Mechanisms in Armenia-Turkey Relations: Cultural and Religious Aspect”. Grantor: “Supporting Programme for Young Research Fellows 2009” – The State Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Armenia.
2006 – 2007, Research on “Teaching Islam in Armenia”. Grantor: Social Science Research Council, USA
2011 – Research on Subcultures in Soviet Armenia: the Manifestation of Freedom in Soviet Armenia during 1960-70ss. Grantor: Eurasia Partnership Foundation and SIDA.

Languages
Armenian, English, Russian, Arabic

Professional membership (NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.)
Member of “Arabic Studies” journal editorial board
Secretary of the Faculty Council


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