SATURDAY | April 8, 2017 | Main Conference Room, UCLA Young Research Library|1:30PM
The Contemporary Construction of Armenian Identity Graduate Student Workshop
The map of the Armenian world is currently being physically and symbolically redrawn. The emergence of the post-Soviet Republic, disruption of the Middle East diaspora, growth of new nodes in Russia and the US, the Armenian Genocide centennial, etc. foreground transition and discontinuity. This workshop provides a forum for graduate students to present in-progress research on aspects of this complex, multilayered process and encourage open-ended discussion of its ramifications.
2:00-2:05 Introduction: Dr. S. P. Cowe, Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies, UCLA
Continuity and Diversity in the Contemporary Armenian Diaspora Condition
2:05-2.25 Danny Fittante: "The Origins of Immigrant Ethnogenesis. A Comparative Analysis of First and 1.5 Generation Armenian Americans" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2:25-2A5 Rosie Aroush: "Negotiating Multiple Armenian Identities in the Diasporic Community of Los Angeles" (email@example.com),
2:55-3:10 Tea/Coffee Break
The Multiple Interface Between Religion and Armenian Identity
3:10-3:30 Ani Shahinian: "Memory and Identity through the Lives of the Martyres of the Armenian Genocide: A Christian Perspective on the events of 1915-1923. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3:30-3:50 Anatolii Tokmantsev: "Jehovah's Witnesses in Armenia: nationalism in a strictly non-nationalist sect". (email@example.com)
4:00-4:20 Respondent Prof. Khachig Tololyan, Dept of English and Comparative Literature, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.825.4165.
Cosponsorship is gratefully acknowledged from: "The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues' Book Display by Abril Books of Glendale
All are welcome. Parking is available in Parking Structure 5.