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ARE ARMENIANS WHITE? Race, Ethnicity, and Armenian-American Identity ~ Thursday, March 7, 2024 ~ In-Person: NAASR

Armenian American Identity Armenian Identity Expand Massachusetts Stories Exploring Hybrid Identities Henry Theriault Janice Dzovinar Okoomian Kohar Avedikian Mass Humanities NAASR Thomas Simsarian Dolan

Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 7:30pm Eastern

In-Person at the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478

KOHAR AVEDIKIAN, PhD candidate in American Studies, Yale University

DR. THOMAS SIMSARIAN DOLAN, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University

DR. JANICE DZOVINAR OKOOMIAN, Department of English, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Rhode Island College

DR. HENRY THERIAULT, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University

The Armenian-American community, while it is often discussed as a homogeneous group, in fact consists of individuals with a multitude of backgrounds: descendants of the “old” Armenian-American community that was formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries mostly by immigrants from the Ottoman Empire or later waves of immigrants from Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and the Republic of Armenia, many of whom have an Armenian parent, grandparent, or even great-grandparent but nevertheless identify as Armenian as well. Within this diverse group is a multitude of languages, religious affiliations, and gender and sexuality identifications.

We invite members of the community to join with us for this series of programs exploring various aspects of Armenian-American identities, Exploring Hybrid Identities of Armenian-Americans in Massachusetts, which is supported by Mass Humanities under their Expand Massachusetts Stories Initiative.

MASS Humanities
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)


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