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Tigran Matosyan
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Tigran Matosyan is an Assistant Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
060 61 2730
MB 421 M

Armenian History
Understanding Genocide
Professional Communication in Armenian

Office hours: By appointment
MB 421 M

Social History of Armenia; Post-Soviet Value Transformations; Teaching History

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

Ideally, education would be geared towards producing socially responsible critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Research is the ability to recognize divergences, gaps and spikes, and then to give reasonable answers to the "why" and "how" questions.
Being good to others does not grant a license to be bad.

Short Bio:

Tigran Matosyan has a master’s degree in History from Yerevan State University and a master's degree in Social Sciences from Tbilisi State University. He received his Kandidatskaya degree in History from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences in 2004, for his comparative study of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust.
Tigran has been teaching Armenian History at AUA since 2015. His current research interests include social and cultural history of Armenia. More specifically, he is interested in how values, worldviews and every day practices of ordinary people shape history.


Chapters in edited volumes:
"Collectivism/Individualism in the South Caucasus: Implications for Democracy." In Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus (eds. Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jodicke and Evert van der Zweerde). London: Routledge, 2015.
“Inventing Traditions: The Theme of Sovietization in History Textbooks of Soviet and Post-Soviet Armenia." In Myths and Conflict in the South Caucasus. Volume 1. Instrumentalization of Historical Narratives (eds. Oksana Karpenko and Jana Javakhishvili). London: International Alert, 2013.
“Europe: A Model of Replication or Threat to Identity? The Armenian Case.” In Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational Identities in the Process of European Integration (ed. Elena Marushiakova). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
“Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and Jewish Cases of Genocide.” In The Armenian Genocide. Cultural and Ethical Legacies (ed. Richard G. Hovannisian). New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2007.