About

Mouradian cover (1)-page-001Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University, where he also heads the Armenian studies program. He is the author of The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918.

Mouradian has published articles on concentration camps, unarmed resistance, the aftermath of mass violence, midwifery in the Middle East, and approaches to teaching history. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on late-Ottoman history, and the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review.

Mouradian has written for the Washington Post, and has been interviewed and quoted in The New York Review of Books, BBC, FOX TV, France 24The EconomistThe Washington PostThe Boston GlobeNewsweekAl-MonitorThe Worcester Telegram and GazetteBurlington Free PressThe Jewish AdvocateAl-Ahram (Egypt), Truthout, and several other news outlets, on issues related to the Middle East, human rights, mass violence, Armenian, Ottoman, and Middle Eastern culture, politics, and history.

Mouradian served as the Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor at California State University – Fresno (Fall 2016). From 2015-2016, he was a visiting assistant professor at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. Mouradian has taught courses on imperialism, mass violence, urban space and conflict in the Middle East, the aftermaths of war and mass violence, and human rights at Worcester State University and Clark University in Massachusetts, and Stockton University in New Jersey.

In 2020, Mouradian was awarded a Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant from Columbia University. Mouradian is also the recipient of the Society for Armenian Studies Best Conference Paper Award (2015), and a Calouste Gilbenkian Research Fellowship to write the history of the Armenian community in China in the 19th and 20th centuries (2014). Mouradian is the recipient of the Armenian Relief Society’s Agnouni Award (2018), and the first Hrant Dink Justice and Freedom Award of the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (2014).

Mouradian holds a PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from UMass Boston, and a B.S. in Biology from Haigazian University, where he has also completed graduate coursework in Clinical Psychology.