Lecture: Homeland(s), Belonging, and Contested Loyalties among Early Armenian Immigrants in America

Department: Armenian Studies

Date and Time: February 15, 2017 | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1030

Event Details

The Vahe & Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series in Armenian Studies presents:

"Homeland(s), Belonging, and Contested Loyalties among Early Armenian Immigrants in America" with Vahe Sahakyan

Moving away from elites- and institutions-centered approaches to Armenian diaspora, this lecture will address the changing perceptions of belonging and homeland among early Armenian immigrants in America by examining the programs, projects, and activities of their hometown societies in the period between the 1890s and 1930s.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Lecture | 6:00 P.M.
Reception | 7:00 P.M.
Humanities Gateway 1030
UC Irvine campus

Vahe Sahakyan received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2015 and is currently a lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies department. Dr. Sahakyan is broadly interested in the movements and circulation of people, discourses, and resources across imperial and national contexts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By placing the Armenian experiences in comparative and transnational perspectives, his dissertation and several articles in progress highlight the alternative forms and spaces of belonging, multiplicity of identities, and discourses on homeland, ethnicity and nation, as they emerge within and beyond imperial and national contexts in theprocesses of intellectual exchanges, migrations, and diasporization. Dr. Sahakyan serves as one of the co-editors of Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies.

Event is free and open to the public
Complimentary parking available in Lot 7
Email JoAnn Jamora at jjamora@uci.edu with any questions

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