Rafik Santrosyan

Laureate of the Atlas Program

Stay from October 1st to December 27, 2017

Rafik Santrosyan received his PhD in Germanic Linguistics from Yerevan State Linguistic University in 2015. He has served as a lecturer at Yerevan State Linguistics University, American University of Armenia and as a visiting professor and a post-doctoral fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy, University of Duke, USA and City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece respectively. Santrosyan’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of language interpretation, semantics, and gender linguistics. He is presently completing a research fellowship at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies of the University of Paris 8. Santrosyan’s research project examines the interconnectedness of grammatical gender and language-mediated cultural discriminatory practices. 


  • Sex vs Gender through Linguistic Expression in Armenian, Sep, 2017.
  • Spetsifika yazikovogo prelomlenia tematiki genotsida v vistupleniakh prezidenta SSHA Baraka Obami [Semantic Analysis of President Obama’s Oral Representation of the Armenian Genocide]. Bulletin of Yerevan Bryusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, Series: Linguistics. 2017 (Submitted for publication as of 26.10.2017)
  • The Human Rights Situation of LGBTI Individuals in Armenia. A Practical Assessment, SWV. Yerevan 2016, p 44 [Translation into Armenian]
  • Lexical and Grammatical Causatives in Legal Discourse (English), PhD Dissertation, 2015.
  • Causativity as a Narrativization Mechanism, Bulletin of Yerevan Bryusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, Series: Linguistics. N 1(32). Yerevan, Lingva, 2015, pp 230-239 (in Armenian);
  • Causation and Public Approaches to the Law, Kantegh: Academic Papers: 2-3 (59-60), Asoghik, Yerevan, 2014, pp 145-154 (in Armenian);
  • Simultaneity of Events as a Linguistic Means of Expressing Causation, Bulletin of Moscow State Regional Institute of the Humanities, Series: Philology, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. N 2 (2014). Orekhovo-Zuevo, 2014, pp 50-53. (in Russian);
  • Macro- and Micro-Causation as Elements of Linguistic Reconstruction of a Criminal Case, Bulletin of Yerevan State Linguistic University “Bryusov”, Philology, 1 (28), Yerevan, Lingva, 2013, pp 86-93 (in Armenian).