Arev Papazian

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Arev conducts ethnographic research among communities negatively impacted by and at the same time contributing to processes of environmental change. She seeks to understand the conflictual relationship between, on the one hand, environmentalism and, on the other, the labor and livelihood of these communities. She looks at what happens during the application of environmentalism, as discourse and movement, in the context of Lake Sevan, a changing ecology in post-Soviet Armenia, where locals participate in the process of ecological transformations.

Research interests: political ecology, ecological change, environmentalism, labor, fishing communities, post-Soviet capitalism


MSc in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford
BA in Sociology and Anthropology, American University of Beirut