Chiara AnserminResearch Fellow
Chiara Ansermin has been a research fellow at CRRC from February to May 2022. Chiara simultaneously worked on three different gender-related research projects. She participated in the design of the “USAID Armenia Integrity Project – Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analysis” aimed at implementing anti-corruption measures, good-governance, and accountability in Armenia. She also joined a project implemented in collaboration with the GSSR (Goodwin Simon Strategic Research Center) on the perception of LGBTQI+ people in Armenia. Moreover, Chiara has conducted an independent research on gender-based violence in Armenia, particularly on women affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Chiara holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a specialisation on Russia and Eurasia from Leiden University and a Master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on Russia and Central and Eastern Europe from the Global Studies Institute of Geneva. During her undergraduate studies she interned at the Moscow Polytechnic Museum and participated in a consultancy project on the inclusion on LGBTQI+ people at work. During her graduate studies she attended the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Saint Petersburg State University for six months and participated in a year-long research project on the issues at stake in the Russian Arctic, in Nadym (Yamal Peninsula). Before joining CRRC she worked in the humanitarian field.