Zara Pogossian

May 26, 2015

Since September 2015, Zara has been working as a Research Fellow at the Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany). SHe is also part of the research team in the Caucasus Subproject in the ERC Project JewsEast.

After her graduation at CEU (PhD in 2011) Zara Pogossian taught at the American University of Rome and the John Cabot University, Rome. Her dissertation was published as The Letter of Love and Concord: A Revised Diplomatic Edition with Historical and Textual Comments and English Translation (Brill: 2011). She has been the recipient of research fellowships such as a post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010-2011, Eberhard Karls Universät Tübingen, Germany), as well as a fellowship at the Käte Humburger Kolleg for Dynamics in the History of Religions (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany). This summer she will be a fellow at the International Consortium for Research on Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her current research focuses on Armenian apocalyptic texts, with a particular interest in inter-religious polemics, but also the dynamics that these texts express. Her years at CEU were fundamental for many respects. They formed her as a scholar and she is grateful to all of my professors, particularly my supervisor István Perczel. She also met her beloved husband Vasco La Salvia at CEU, as a class-mate during her MA year.