Houri Berberian

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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
Email: houri.berberian@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
329 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Modern Armenian and Middle Eastern History; revolution, women and gender
Publications
Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds. Oakland: UC Press, 2019.
Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, 2020, NAASR
Der Mugrdechian Outstanding Book Award 2019, Society for Armenian Studies
CESS Book Award (History and Humanities) Shortlist 2020, Central Eurasian Studies Society
 
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.
 
“Gendered Narratives of Transgressive Politics: Recovering Revolutionary Rubina,” in Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires. Edited by Ramazan Hakki Oztan & Alp Yenen. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.
 
"From Nationalist-Socialist to National Socialist? The Shifting Politics of
Abraham Giulkhandanian." In Bedross Der Matossian, ed. The First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920) on Its Centenary: Politics, Gender, and Diplomacy. Fresno: Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2020.
 
• 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.
Grants
* 2020-21 University of California School of Humanities, Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, for co-authored book with Talinn Grigor, Contesting the Silences, $4,000
* 2020-21 National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies, for co-authored book Talinn Grigor, Contesting the Silences, $3,000
* 2020-21 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies for research travels for co-authored book with Talinn Grigor, Contesting the Silences, $5,000
* 2020 Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, 2020, National Association for Armenian Studies Research
* 2020 CESS Book Award (History and Humanities) Shortlist, Central Eurasian Studies Society
*2019 Der Mugrdechian Outstanding Book Award 2019, Society for Armenian Studies
Last updated
09/15/2021