Inna Mirzoyan

Inna  Mirzoyan
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • MA, Michigan State University, 2019
  • BA, James Madison College, Michigan State University, 2014


Inna Mirzoyan


Inna Mirzoyan is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. She is interested in what happens to migrants after they leave their home countries. Her research asks, what kind of migrants maintain transnational ties and how do they do so? Inna relies on migration and gender theory to answer these questions as she unpacks the role of fluidity in identities and borders using a transnational, queer perspective. Her most recent research for her master’s thesis involved qualitative research in the form of in-depth interviews with Armenian diasporans who are involved in diaspora organizations that promote volunteering and working in “the homeland.” She recognized that these organizations play a central role in creating immigrant social networks and fostering transnationalism among a younger generation of Armenians. Inna is also currently pursuing a Women’s and Gender Studies Specialization.

In addition to research, Inna has a passion for teaching. Inna was a 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching (IIT) Fellow. As a fellow, Inna attended biweekly meetings with other fellows to discuss pedagogy and completed a qualitative research project on student and professor perspectives on grades in the James Madison College. She is currently pursuing a Certification in College Teaching.


  • Women’s and Gender Studies