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Ara Sanjian

Associate Professor in Armenian and Middle Eastern History, U-M Dearborn



Turkey and Her Arab Neighbours, 1953-1958: A Study in the Origins and Failure of the Baghdad Pact. Slough, UK: Archive Editions, 2001.


The Negotiation of ‘The Contract of the Century’ and the Political Background to the Revival of Azerbaijan’s Oil Industry. Yerevan: The Armenian Center for National and International Studies, September 1997.

Articles published in academic journals or as book chapters

(with Nicola Migliorino) “Les communautés arméniennes du Proche-Orient arabe” [The Armenian Communities of the Arab Middle East; in French], Confluences Méditerranée, Chrétiens d’Orient, No. 66, Été 2008, pp. 73-82.

“Homeland-Diaspora Relations under Khrushchev and Brezhnev: Soviet Embassy Reports from Beirut on the Armenian Community in Lebanon, 1959-1982 (A Preliminary Study)” [in English], in Michel Bruneau, Ioannis Hassiotis, Martine Hovanessian and Claire Mouradian (eds.),Arméniens et Grecs en diaspora: approches comparatives (Athènes, 2007), pp. 273-282.

"Подъем и упадок армянской общины Ливана" [The Rise and Decline of the Armenian Community in Lebanon; in Russian], in Диаспоры: Независимый научный журнал [Diasporas: Independent Academic Journal] (Moscow), No. 1, 2004, pp. 121-146.

“Lebanon” [in Armenian], in Hay Spiurk: Hanragitaran [The Armenian Diaspora: An Encyclopaedia] (Yerevan, 2003), pp. 290-328.

“The Armenian Church and Community in Jerusalem and the Holy Land (From their origins until the modern era)” [in English], in Anthony O’Mahony (ed.) The Christian Communities in the Holy Land: Studies in History, Religion, and Politics (University of Wales Press, 2003).

“The Armenian Minority Experience in the Modern Arab World” [in English], Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (Amman, Jordan), Volume 3, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2001), pp. 149-179.

“A Brief Outline of the 45-year History of the Department of Armenian Studies at Haigazian University (1955-2000)” [in Armenian], Haigazian Armenological Review, Vol. 20 (2000), pp. 9-86.

“The Formulation of the Baghdad Pact” [in English], Middle Eastern Studies (London), Vol. 33, No. 2, April 1997, pp. 226-66.

“The Statutes of the Armenian Populist Party” [in Armenian], Haigazian Armenological Review(Beirut), vol. 12 (1992), pp. 309-38.

Encyclopedia Entries 

“Sarkissian, Karekin (1932-1999)” in Supplement to The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History (forthcoming).

“Hovsepiants, Garegin I (1867-1952),” in Supplement to The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History (forthcoming).

“Democratic Liberal Party,” in Bruce F. Adams (ed.), Supplement to The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, vol. 7, pp. 239-242.

K. Khudaverdian (editor-in-chief), Haykakan Harts [The Armenian Question; in Armenian] (Yerevan, 1996).

K. Khudaverdian (editor-in-chief), Haykakan Hamarot Hanragitaran [The Armenian Concise Encyclopaedia; in Armenian], vol. II (Yerevan, 1995) and vol. III (Yerevan, 1999).

K. Khudaverdian (editor-in-chief), Armyanskiy Vopros [The Armenian Question; in Russian] (Yerevan, 1991).

  • Education
    • 1996 Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    • 1991 M.A., Faculty of History, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Language(s) and Proficiency Level(s):
    • Armenian: native
    • Arabic: fluent, English: fluent: Turkish: fluent
    • Russian: fluent
    • French
    • fluent