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 Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918. The book, published by Michigan State University Press in 2021, has received the Syrian Studies Association “Honourable Mention 2021.” The Prize Committee deemed The Resistance Network “long awaited,” noting that “somewhere along the way we lost sight of the Armenian resistance network. This book is one great step in recovering that past.”

Mouradian has also 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 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 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 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.