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George Bournoutian, PhD


B.A. (UCLA, 1970); M.A (UCLA, 1971); Ph.D. (UCLA, 1976).  History
B.A. Thesis: “The Armenian Community of Isfahan (Iran) in the 17th Century.”
Published in 2 parts in The Armenian Review in 1971-1972.
M.A. Thesis: “The Rise of National and Political Consciousness among the Armenian, Georgian and Turko-Tatar Peoples and Their Role in the Russian Revolution of 1905-1907.” Published in The Armenian Review in 1973.
Ph.D. Thesis: “Eastern Armenia on the Eve of the Russian Conquest.”
Revised and published in book form in 1982, and 1992, see below.

Fields of Research

Armenia, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.


Total Fluency in Armenian, Persian and Russian
Working competency in Polish and French


Professor of History, Iona College (1989-present)
Lecturer: History of Modern Iran, UCLA
Lecturer: History of Armenia, Glendale Community College
Assistant Professor and Mellon Fellow: Columbia University
Visiting Professor: University of Connecticut at Storrs
Visiting Professor: University of Connecticut at Hartford
Visiting Professor: University of Connecticut at Stamford
Visiting Professor: Tufts University
Visiting Professor: Rutgers University
Visiting Professor: New York University
Visiting Professor: Ramapo College, NJ
Ordjanian Visiting Professor: Columbia University
Kazan Visiting Professor: California State University, Fresno

Administrative Posts

Assistant Director, Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1980-1982

Assistant Provost, Columbia University, 1982


Recipient NDEA Title VI Fellowship (1973-1975)
Recipient of IREX Fellowship (USSR, 1973-1974
Recipient of Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Columbia University, 1978-1980)
Ranked top merit award seven years at Iona College
Recipient of twenty publication and research grants (1990-2010)
Recipient of numerous travel and research grants from Iona College

Member (past and present)

Middle Eastern Studies Association
Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Iranian Studies Association
Armenian Studies Association
Association for Armenian Studies (European branch)

Research & Publications