About

Mouradian cover (1)-page-001Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University, and the Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. He also serves as Co-Principal Investigator, with Prof. Paul Boghossian (Chair, NYU Philosophy), of the project on Armenian Genocide Denial at the Global Institute for Advanced Studies, New York University.

Mouradian is the author of the award-winning book The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918. The book received the 2022 Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies and the 2021 Syrian Studies Association “Honourable Mention.”

Mouradian is the co-editor of two forthcoming volumes on Ottoman and Middle Eastern History: After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience and The I.B.Tauris Handbook of the Late Ottoman Empire: History and Legacy. Mouradian has published articles and book chapters on concentration camps, unarmed resistance, the aftermath of mass violence, midwifery in the Middle East, and approaches to teaching history. He also serves as the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review.

Since 2017, Mouradian teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Columbia University on “Urban Space and Conflict in the Middle East,” “War, Genocide, and Aftermath,” “Apologies and Non-Apologies,” “Literature of the Great War in the Middle East,” and “A Social History of Concentration Camps.”

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 Gulbenkian 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’s work and words have been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, BBC, FOX TV, France 24, The New York Review of Books, BBC, FOX TV, RT, Al Jazeera, CNN Türk, Imedi TV (Georgia), The Economist, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Elle Magazine, Euronews, Eurasianet, Clarín (Argentina), Al-Monitor, The Times of Israel, The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Burlington Free Press, The Jewish Advocate, Al-Ahram (Egypt), Truthout, Middle East Eye, Arab News, QPosts.com and several other news outlets, on issues related to public apologies, the Middle East, human rights, mass violence, Armenian, Ottoman, and Middle Eastern culture, politics, and history.

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.