In 2015 I received my PhD from the University of Montreal and the University Paris-Sorbonne (joint doctorate) under the supervision of Prof. Louis-André Dorion and Prof. Jean-Baptiste Gourinat. My thesis focussed on the Platonic conception of logical contradiction. From 2015 to 2016, I was awarded and undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Université libre de Bruxelles under the supervision of Prof. Sylvain Delcomminette. My research at the ULB focused on antilogic, a close relative of eristic. In March 2017, I received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to conduct research at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Crivelli. My project aimed at defining and characterising a particular type of sophistry that was popular in IV century BC Athens, known as “eristic” (eristikê). Since 2019, I'm working as a researcher at the University of Ghent (Special Research Fund). My researches focuss on the origin of the terms "sophist" and "philosopher" in fourth century BC and beyond, especially in Isocrates.
I am primarily concerned with the “prehistory” of logic, namely with all the different schools or thoughts that have contributed to the developments of logic before Aristotle and the Stoics. In addition to sophistic, my main fields of interest are history of ancient philosophy, Plato’s dialectic, Aristotle's Organon, eristic, antilogic, refutation (elenchus) and commentaries on Aristotle's Organon. My approach is predominantly historical and philological. I am also interested in the ancient Armenian translations of Greek philosophical texts such as Plato’s dialogues and Aristotle’s Organon, more precisely the Peri Hermeneias and the Categories.