RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES
RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES
Dr. Alexander Agadzhanyan
Dr. Alexander Agadzhanyan

Dr. Alexander Agadzhanyan

Department
Department of Religious Studies

Position
Professor

Academic degree
Dr. hab. in History

Background

Education: Institute of Asian and African Countries at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, major – World History (1981).

Academic and educational activity

  • Graduate student at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1981-1985.
  • Junior Researcher (1986), Researcher (1988), Chief Researcher (1992-2000), Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Arizona State University (Department of Religious Studies, Arizona State University), 2000-2003, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  • Professor, Center for Religious Studies, RSUH, 2003-present.
  • Editor of the journal “State, religion, church in Russia and abroad”, 2012 - present.

Courses taught:

  • Anthropology of religion.
  • Religion in the modern world.
  • Modern issues of religious studies.
  • History of religions: Buddhism.
  • Sociology of religion.
  • Religion and the secular world.

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