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Edward Rhŷs Jones was a Research Fellow at CRRC-Armenia through early 2022. Having come from a background in genocide studies, his research at the CRRC was focused primarily on generational responses to genocide and war in Armenia. Taking particular analytical advantage of the CRRC’s Caucasus Barometer data and interviews with Armenian youth, his findings on the impacts of the recent war and revolution, and socio-political attitudes (encompassing views on the rights of LGBTQ+ people, women and ethnic minorities) were published in part by Eurasianet. He also contributed to wider team projects at the CRRC, including providing preliminary research for a project on subjective well-being. In his time in Yerevan, Ed also worked with the Armenian Genocide Memorial-Institute (specialising in genocide memorialisation in the built environment) and the American University of Armenia, where his research focused primarily on Turkish-Armenian relations.
Originally from South Wales, Ed holds a BA in history from Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and will return to Oxford in late-2022 to pursue an MPhil in Global and Area Studies at St. Anthony’s College. With particular geographical speciality in the Arctic and the Caucasus, his thematic interests include genocide, human rights, security and environmental issues. Before joining the CRRC he worked at the Arctic Circle, an Icelandic NGO. He has lived in Cardiff, Oxford, Reykjavík, and Yerevan.