Khatchig 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 serves as Co-Principal Investigator
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.” He is the co-editor of two forthcoming volumes on Ottoman and Middle Easter History: After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience
(London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming in 2022) and The I.B.Tauris Handbook of the Late Ottoman Empire: History and Legacy
(under contract with I.B. Tauris).
At Columbia, Mouradian teaches undergraduate and graduate courses 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 has published articles and book chapters on civil war and ethnic cleansing, concentration camps, unarmed resistance, the aftermath of mass violence, midwifery in the Middle East, and approaches to teaching history. He is the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review.
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 also 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 numerous publications and media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, The Economist, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Elle Magazine, Euronews, Clarín, Al Jazeera, Al-Monitor, The Times of Israel, Al-Ahram, BBC, FOX TV, France 24, and CNN Türk.
In 2016, Mouradian served as the Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor at California State University – Fresno, prior to which 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.
Mouradian received his PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in 2016. He holds 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.