Articles by Khatchig Mouradian

About Khatchig Mouradian (89 Articles)
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is a visiting assistant professor at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University and the coordinator the Armenian Genocide Program at the university’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR). He teaches courses on imperialism, mass violence, and concentration camps in the History and Sociology departments at Rutgers. Mouradian is also adjunct professor at the Philosophy and Urban Studies departments at Worcester State University, where he teaches courses on urban space and conflict in the Middle East, genocide, collective memory, and human rights. Mouradian holds a PhD in history from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University and a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from UMass Boston. He was the editor of the Armenian Weekly from 2007-2014.
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A scene from village of Pingean (Photo: Geroge Aghjayan)

Mouradian: Dead Poets and a Cobblestone Path

A few weeks ago, I visited Misak Medzarents’ (1886-1908) village, Pingean, near the city of Agn (current name: Kemaliye) in Turkey. As I walked in the narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways of the village where the beloved poet was born, I kept looking at the century-old houses, wondering: [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 11 Comments

'I had come for defiance and I was greeted by perseverance.'

The Turtle of Arakelots Monastery

Special for the Armenian Weekly As the two of us hiked up the mountain to Arakelots Monastery in Mush under the scorching midday sun, we noticed a few turtles along the way, but paid little attention. ‘As the two of us hiked up the mountain to Arakelots Monastery in Mush under the scorching [more...]

June 30, 2016 // 8 Comments

The Armenian community in Manchuli (circa 1919) (Photo: Meltickian Collection)

China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors

From the Armenian Weekly 2016 Magazine Dedicated to the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors [1] In a letter to his brother Krikor,[2] who had arrived in Boston in 1914, Rev. Asadoor Z. Yeghoyan wrote from Kharpert, “Krikor you traveled all [more...]

June 27, 2016 // 11 Comments

Mount Ararat (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Mouradian: The Two Sides of the Mountain

Paintings of Mount Ararat hang in the homes of many Armenians, and photographing (or posing with) the mountain is ever popular with visitors of the homeland. I have often reflected on its never-eroding magnetism for generation after generation of Armenians. Thousands of paintings, writings, and [more...]

May 27, 2016 // 13 Comments

Father Haroutyoun Yessayan (center), who chaired the Council until Ottoman Turkish authorities arrested and imprisoned him. (Source: AGBU Nubar Library, Paris)

Mouradian: Aleppo Armenians, the Genocide, and a Reversal of Roles

The city of Aleppo constituted a major hub for deportation routes during the Armenian Genocide. Convoys that survived the treacherous journey began to reach the area in May 1915. In a report dated June 5, the U.S. Consul in Aleppo, Jesse Jackson, explained: “There is a living stream of Armenians [more...]

February 21, 2016 // 0 Comments


Letter to Hrant 

The following poem by Khatchig Mouradian appeared in the Armenian Weekly on Feb. 3, 2007, days after Agos Editor Hrant Dink’s assassination in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007. We would like to share it with our readers once again on the anniversary of Hrant’s death. Hrant Dink was assassinated [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Listed as a transit camp in a September 1915 guideline organizing the re-deportation process of Armenians arriving in Syria,  Meskeneh had operated as such from the onset of the deportations, but its importance grew with the closing of camps around Aleppo city in late 1915 and early 1916.

Mouradian: The Book with a Black Cover

  They arrived [in Meskeneh] by the thousands, but the majority left their bones there. —Auguste Bernau, German employee of the American Vacuum Oil Company[1] ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish translation of Aram Andonian’s monumental book Ayn Sev Orerun (In Those Black Days) was [more...]

January 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

(L-R) Sevil Turan, Khatchig Mouradian, Attila Tuygan, and Murat Ucanar

Mouradian Speaks at First Genocide Commemoration in Aintab (Full Text)

The Story of Two Armenian Midwives Below is the text of a lecture delivered by scholar and former Armenian Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian at the first commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Aintab, held on March 21. The talk was delivered in Turkish. The commemoration was organized by the [more...]

March 21, 2015 // 26 Comments

Mouradian's dissertation adviser Taner Akcam, Khatchig Mouradian, Bill Hausrath, and dissertation committee member Raymond Kevorkian

Mouradian: ‘Only That, Which I Gave to Others’

In Memory of Bill Hausrath At long last, what is there left from life? What’s left to me? Strange as it seems, only that, which I gave to others… —Vahan Tekeyan Translated by Tatul Sonentz   These lines from Vahan Tekeyan’s poem “Final Accounting” echoed through my mind as I read [more...]

March 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

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