Tamar R. Shirinian – Managing Editor (vols. 11 and 12)
Tamar Shirinian received her B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley in 2007 and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, with a certificate in Feminist Studies, from Duke University in 2016. She is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. Her work is interested postsocialist feelings of sovereignty, and the cultural and psychic work that the figure of the homosexual does in these contexts. Her work is primarily situated in post-Soviet Armenia.
Her current book project, Survival of a Perverse Nation: Sexuality and Kinship in Post-Soviet Armenia, explores the ways in which various forms of “perversion” (the moral, sexual and national) merge to create tensions within the new geopolitics of the post -Cold War. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Armenian Review and her forthcoming article on queer life-worlds in Armenia can be found in Sextures. While based in the discipline of anthropology, her work is in conversation with wider studies in feminism, queer theory and media.