Hakob Matevosyan is a sociologist with a research focus on migration, diaspora, and transnationalism. He is particularly interested in the interplay of memory and historical narratives in the making of social generations and in the questions related to diaspora identities, descent, and power relations within and around generations of migrants. Since February 2023, Hakob Matevosyan has been a postdoctoral researcher at ZOiS.

As the recipient of the Global Excellence Scholarship of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal, Hakob Matevosyan completed his doctorate at Leipzig University (Department of Cultural Sociology, Graduate School Global and Area Studies). His doctoral thesis was awarded the 2020 Doctoral Prize from the Research Academy Leipzig. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sociology from the Yerevan State University, Armenia. Before joining ZOiS, Hakob Matevosyan was a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO). He also worked as a research fellow at the Department of Cultural Sociology at the Institute of the Study of Culture, Leipzig University. After completing an internship at the UNDP/UNV in Yerevan, he functioned as the Head of the Data Processing and Management Department of the Institute of Political and Sociological Consulting (now Breavis), Armenia.

Externally funded project

Research interests

  • Diaspora, migration and transnationalism
  • Collective memory and identity constructions, negotiations and contestations
  • Post-colonial theories
  • Post-Soviet conflicts
  • Qualitative and quantitative research data collection and analysis