Student Affiliate

Houry Pilibbossian is a photographer of Syriac-Armenian origins. She is pursuing her MA in social anthropology at Goldsmiths University of London. Prior to that, Houry recieved a B.A. in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia, where her oral history-based capstone (titled The Olive Branch) explored matrilineal stories of grandmothers, mothers and daughters through the lenses of culinary traditions and feminism. In the past three years Houry has been a TA at AUA for the Oral History: Collecting Life Stories course and a variety of courses at the college of humanities and social sciences at AUA. She is also a research assistant in a collaborative oral history project mapping traces and memories of genocide in Armenia’s urban landscapes. Houry also does research for Dr. Melissa Bilal and Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglufor their upcoming book Feminism in Armenia: an interpretive anthology.