Professor of History & Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies
School of Humanities
Director of the Armenian Studies program
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1997, History
Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
Fax: (949) 824-2865
University of California, Irvine
329 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Modern Armenian and Middle Eastern History; revolution, women and gender
Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds. Oakland: UC Press, 2019.
Co-winner of the Der Mugrdechian SAS Outstanding Book Award
Reflections of Armenian Identity in History and Historiography. Co-edited with Touraj Daryaee. Irvine: Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 2018.
Armenians and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911: “The Love for Freedom Has No Fatherland.” Boulder: Westview Press, 2001.
• Co-editor with Damla Isik and Ali Igmen of special issue, “From Within and Without: Producing and Protesting States and ‘Stateness’ in Muslim Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (Fall 2012).
• Editor of special issue on the centennial of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution for Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 25, 2 (Summer 2005).
Research Articles and Book Chapters
• “Nest of Revolution: The Caucasus, Iran, and Armenians” in Russia and Iran: Ideology and Occupation, edited by Rudi Matthee and Elena Andreeva (I.B. Tauris, 2018).
• “Unequivocal Sole Ruler”: The Lives of New Julfan Armenian Women and Early Modern Laws,” Journal for the Society of Armenian Studies 23 (2014): 83-112.
• “Connected Revolutions: Armenians and the Russian, Ottoman, and Iranian Revolutions in the Early Twentieth Century,” in "L'ivresse de la liberté": La révolution de 1908 dans l'Empire ottoman, edited by François Georgeon (Leuvain, Belgium: Peeters, 2012), 487-510. [Translated to Russian: http://hamatext.com/articles/item/71-vzaimosvyazannye-revolyutsii; http://hamatext.com/articles/item/72-vzaimosvyazannye-revolyutsii-2]
• “Armenian Women in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Persia,” Encyclopaedia Iranica online (http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/armenia-ii-women). Columbia University, 2009.
• “Sceriman Family,” co-authored with Sebouh Aslanian, forthcoming in Encyclopaedia Iranica online (http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/sceriman-family). Columbia University, 2009.
• “History, Memory, and Iranian-Armenian Memoirs of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution,” Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies 17, 3 (Fall 2008): 261-92.
• “Traversing Boundaries and Selves: Iranian Armenian Identities during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and Middle East 25, 2 (Summer 2005): 279-96.
• “Armenian Women and Women in Armenian Religion,” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Vol. II, eds. Suad Joseph and Afsaneh Najmabadi (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005), 10-14.
• "Armenian Women in Turn-of-the-Century Iran: Education and Activism,” in Rudi Matthee and Beth Baron, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (Costa Mesa: Mazda, 2000), 70-98. [Sections published online in Persian: http://tarikhirani.ir/fa/files/31/bodyView/293/]
• "The Dashnaktsutiun and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1905-1911," Iranian Studies, 29, 1-2 (Winter/Spring 1996): 1-28.
• "The Delegation of Integral Armenia: From Greater Armenia to Lesser Armenia," Armenian Review 44, 3 (Autumn 1991): 39-64.