Asya Tsaturyan

Asya Tsaturyan

Research Interest


Anastasia (Asya) Tsaturyan is a PhD student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology. Her areas of interest include medical sociology, mental health, disability, sociology of family, majority and minority group relations in non-democratic regimes, Russia and post-Soviet world, qualitative and mixed methods in sociology. Prior to coming to Columbia, Asya worked as a research sociologist at the Levada Center, one of the leading pollsters and think-tanks based in Moscow, Russia. She received her MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago, and her BA in sociology from Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

MA thesis: "Models of Disability and Lived Experience: Case Study of Families with Children with Developmental Disabilities in Moscow, Russia"


  • MA in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2016;
  • BA in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), 2011.