Dr. Nelli Babayan is a Senior Researcher within TRANSWORLD project at the Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Science, at Freie Universität Berlin, where she has also taught on democratization and the role of information technologies in democracy. Dr. Babayan received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Trento (2012) and her MA in Political Science from the Central European University, Hungary (2005). In 2005-2008 she worked for Core Media Support Program for Armenia implemented by IREX and funded by USAID, where she was Training Department Manager in 2006-2008. In 2010 she was visiting researcher at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich and think-tank FRIDE, Madrid. Among others, she is the author of “Democratic Transformation and Obstruction: EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus” (Routledge, 2015).
She can be contacted at nelli.babayan[at]fu-berlin.de