Sona A. Balasanyan
Biography
Education
2014 - 2015: Masters of science, University of Oxford, Department of Education
2012: PhD in Sociology, YSU
2009 - 2012: PhD candidate, YSU, Faculty of Sociology
2007 - 2009: MA, YSU, Faculty of Sociology
2005 - 2009: BA, YSU, Faculty of Sociology

Professional Experience
2016 - to present: CRRC-Armenia
2013 - to present: YSU, Faculty of Sociology
2013 - 2014: RA Ministry of Education and Science, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts
2011 - 2012: ANQA, Armenian National Quality Assurance Agency
2005 - 2012: Ohanyan educational complex

Courses Delivered
Media Text Analysis (MA course)
Evaluation Methodologies (MA course)
Methodology of Qualitative Research (MA course)
Quality Assessment Methodologies (BA course)
Practicum of Quantitative Research (BA course)
Practicum of Qualitative Research (BA course)
Mixed Methods Research (MA course)

Grants
2015 - to present: Expert, “Armenian Youth Study – 2016”, The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
2014 - 2015: Analyst, “From gender practices to gender policy: A participatory case study of Armenian public school community”, Center for Gender and Leadership Studies, Arizona State University, Yerevan State University
2013 - 2015: Analyst, “Local Identities in Yerevan”, Yerevan State University, supported by State Committee of Science RA

Participation at International Conferences and Seminars
2016: ETF, Yerevan, Armenia, November 28-30
2016: ASCN final conference, Georgia, Tbilisi, November 18-19
2015: Vermishyan H. and Balasanyan S. “Local identities and symbolic structures of urban places in post-Soviet Yerevan”, The 6th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference: 25 Years of Urban Change, Prague, 23-26 September.
Eurasian Partnership: Integration Issues, Armenia, Chakhkadzor, October 15-17Հոկտեմբեր 15-17, Presentation: The Ethos of Neighbors in the Armenian Public Schools: What and How Do We Teach?
Public Activities
2011: ‘Trust’ Social Work and Sociological Research Center
2009: ‘Socies’ expert center, Founder

Foreign languages
English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Computer Skills
MS Office, Internet, SPSS, Nvivo, MaxQDA

Sona A. Balasanyan

Lecturer | Faculty of Sociology - Chair of theory and history of sociology
Researcher | Faculty of Sociology - Research Laboratory of Applied Sociology
 
 

Book

Արթուր Մկրտիչյան, Հարություն Վերմիշյան, Սոնա Բալասանյան

Անկախության սերունդ. Հետազոտություն երիտասարդների շրջանում- Հայաստան 2016 | Մենագրություն: Ֆրիդրիխ Էբերտ հիմնադրամի հայաստանյան մասնաճյուղ: 2016թ․, 232 էջ, Հայաստան

Վերմիշյան Հ. Ռ., Բալասանյան Ս. Ա., Գրիգորյան Օ. Գ., Քերոբյան Ս. Ն.

Լոկալ ինքնությունները Երևանում. քաղաքային տարածության կառուցվածքները | Մենագրություն, ԵՊՀ հրատ., 2015թ․, ԵՊՀ հրատ., 158 էջ |
 

Article

S. A. Balasanyan

From pedagogy to quality: the Europeanised experience of higher education in post-Soviet Armenia | European Educational Research Journal. 2017, 0(00), pp. 1-18

Sona Balasanyan, Dustin Gilbreath

Elections and election fraud in Georgia and Armenia | Caucasus Survey, 2017, Volume 5 - Issue 3, 238-258 pp.