Professor Richard Antaramian is the inaugural holder of the Early Career Chair in Contemporary Armenian Studies. The Chair in Contemporary Armenian Studies was established in 2014 with a mission to create a leading program for contemporary Armenian studies at USC.

The Chair supports a professor in the emerging stages of their career and supports their professional development, even as it promotes a multidisciplinary and contemporary look at Armenian Studies.

During the Institute’s 10th anniversary celebration, Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian’s Turpanjian Family Educational Foundation announced their readiness to endow the chair.


Ottomans and Empire
History 278

History of the Southern California Armenian Diaspora
History 498

Introduction to Armenian History
History 185

Approaches to History
History 201

Colloquium in Armenian Studies
MDA 333