Hrach Bayadyan is a cultural critic from Yerevan, Armenia. He is a Media and Cultural Studies lecturer at Yerevan State University. He also teaches at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerevan. In the recent years, Bayadyan’s research interests have predominantly referred to a broad, yet almost unexplored field, which can be initially described as “Eastern Armenian modernity.” This provides a certain perspective to examine various aspects of the Armenian cultural experience during the Soviet and Post-Soviet periods. Bayadyan tries to use approaches and tools of contemporary critical fields of studies, such as Colonial discourse and Post-Colonial studies or Cultural studies. His recent research articles reflect on the issue of “national culture” and modes of cultural resistance in the Soviet Armenia, the emergence of consumer culture and the transformations of urban spaces in the Post-Soviet Armenia. Last year his new book titled Imagining the Past: Narratives of Soviet Armenian Modernity was published.