SOAR Nottingham - Chapter

Launched in April 2017, Nottingham is SOAR's third Chapter in the United Kingdom. The first Armenian community in Britain was formed in Manchester in the 19th century. Comprised of textile traders, small manufacturers and retailers, the first Armenian Church was opened in 1870. The Armenian population in Great Britain is approximately 18,000, living primarily in London and Manchester.

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Board of Directors:

Shakeh Haladj-AsminianShakeh Haladj-Asminian

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Kristina Vardanyan

Kristina was born in Batumi, Georgia, but lived in Yerevan until 2008. Since then she has lived in Nottingham.

Kristina earned her BA with Honors in Sociology with Distinction from Nottingham Trent University. She continued on earning her MA in Research Methods with Merit from the University of Nottingham. Kristina is currently enrolled in the PhD Program in Migration and Diaspora Studies at the University of Kent.

Although currently a doctoral researcher and graduate teaching associate, Kristina has held positions as a project manager, tutor, and postgraduate reasearcher.