Sona Grigoryan

Academic Coordinator

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Oktober 6 u. 12 | 216
+36 1 327 3000 x 2215

Sona  is a historian of the Abbasid era of Arab and Muslim history with a PhD in History/Medieval Studies (Central European University, 2018).

Her doctoral research explored notions of unbelief and freethinking in the writings of the eleventh-century Syrian poet Abu’l-‘Ala’ al-Ma’arri (d.1058). Her first MA study at the Yerevan State University dealt with modern Sunni fundamentalist thought, whereas her second MA research at CEU explored the anti-Christian polemics of the famous Muslim thinker Ibn Taymiyya (d.1328). Currently, Sona conducts research for an ERC project OTTOCONFESSION. 


PhD in Hisory/Medieval Studies (Central European University)
MA in Medieval Studies (Central European University)
MA in Islamic Studies (Yerevan State University)