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Levon Chorbajian

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Levon ChorbajianProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSociology
  • Phone(978) 934-3789
  • EmailLevon_Chorbajian@uml.edu

Research Interests

racism, ethnicity, genocide, Armenia, South Caucasus, ideology

Education

  • Ph D: Sociology, (1974), Brandeis University - Waltham, MA
  • MA: Sociology, (1965), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA: Sociology, (1964), Temple University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching - Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • WhoÍs Who among AmericaÍs Teachers: The Best Teachers in America Selected by the Best Students, Teaching - Educational Communications Inc.
  • Armenian Revolutionary Federation's Freedom Award for Distinguished Service to Human Rights (2011) - St. Vartanatz Armenian Apostolic Church, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • Who's Who Among Armenians in North America (1995) - Millennia Publishers
  • Armenian Behavioral Sciences Association Distinguished Service Award (1987) - Armenian Behavioral Sciences Association

Publications

  • Chorbajian, L. (2016) "‘They Brought It on Themselves and It Never Happened’: Denial to 1939," Palgrave Macmillan UK pp. 167–182
  • Chorbajian, L. (2016) "‘They Brought It on Themselves and It Never Happened’: Denial to 1939.," Armenian Genocide Legacy pp. 167
  • Chorbajian, L. (2015) "’They Brought It on Themselves and It Never Happened’: Denial to 1939," Palgrave MacMillan 1st pp. 279
  • Chorbajian, L. (2014) "Liebow, Elliot (1925–94)," John Wiley & Sons, Inc pp. 2920
  • Chorbajian, L. (2013) "Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials/The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire/The Armenian Genocide: Testimonies of the Eyewitness Survivors..," Armenian Review 54:1/2 pp. 93 - 102
  • Chorbajian, L. (2012) "State Building and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus.," Slavic Review 71:2 pp. 481 - 482
  • Chorbajian, L. (2007) "CONQUEST: SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND AMERICAN INDIAN GENOCIDE.," Humanity & Society 31:2/3 pp. 262
  • Chorbajian, L. (2007) "The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars.," Slavic Review 66:4 pp. 750 - 751
  • Chorbajian, L. (2006) "HORSEHIDE, PIGSKIN, OVAL TRACKS, AND APPLE PIE: ESSAYS ON SPORTS AND AMERICAN CULTURE.," Humanity & Society 30:4 pp. 463
  • Chorbajian, L. (2005) "DANIEL EGAN,"
  • Egan, D., Chorbajian, L. (2005) "Power: A Critical Reader,"
  • Chorbajian, L. (2004) "Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope.," Slavic Review 63:4 pp. 875 - 876
  • Plotkin, S., Pollock, N.J., Dempsey, K., Siew-Ean, K., Chorbajian, L., Law, A. (2004) "Book reviews.," Journal of Intercultural Studies 25:2 pp. 185
  • Hill, M., Ray, K., Brown, B.R., Murphy, J.W., Spraggins, J., Gomes, A.G., Gardner, R.O., Reese, E., Decker, D., Plotkin, S., Chorbajian, L. (2002) "Book Reviews.," Journal of Intercultural Studies 23:3 pp. 323
  • Murphy, J.W., Chorbajian, L., Sandhu, A., Sabaratnam, L., Price, D.V., Reese, E., Spraggins, J.D., Sanghera, P. (2001) "Book Reviews.," Journal of Intercultural Studies 22:3 pp. 323
  • Chorbajian, L., Shirinian, G. (1999) "Studies in comparative genocide,"
  • Chorbajian, L. (1998) "MEDIA MATTERS: RACE AND GENDER IN U.S. POLITICS (Book).," Ethnic & Racial Studies 21:4 pp. 790 - 791
  • Chorbajian, L., Beeferman, L. (1997) "Selling Supreme Court Nominees: The Case of Ruth Bader Ginsburg," Critical Sociology 23:3 pp. 3-32
  • Chorbajian, L. (1996) "Russia and Azerbaijan: A Borderland in Transition (Book).," International Migration Review 30:4 pp. 1112
  • Chorbajian, L. (1994) "ENLIGHTENED RACISM: THE COSBY SHOW, AUDIENCES, AND THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM (Book).," Ethnic & Racial Studies 17:1 pp. 178
  • Chorbajian, L., Donabedian, P., Mutafian, C. (1994) "The Caucasian knot: the history & geopolitics of Nagorno-Karabagh," 10:
  • Chorbajian, L. (1992) "Football on Trial: Spectator Violence and Development in the Football World (Book).," Contemporary Sociology 21:1 pp. 111
  • Mosco, V., Chorbajian, L., Lapchick, R.E. (1986) "1976 and 1980 Olympic boycott media coverage: All the news that fits," Fractured focus: Sport as a reflection of society pp. 353-368

Presentations

  • A Post-Soviet Economy: Armenia in the Age of Viper Capitalism - Political Economy of the World System XXXVI Conference, 2012 - Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Labor Movements, Democracy, and Inequality - Political Economy of the World System XXXVI Conference, 2012 - Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Genocide Forum, April 2012 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Are Cooperatives Suitable for Academics?: The Progressive Writers Cooperative and Speakers Bureau, 2011 - Evanston, Illinois
  • Indigent Defense Reform in Massachusetts: A Victory for the Prosecution? - Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, 2011 - Evanston, Illinois
  • The Budget Crisis and the Attack on Unions, 2011 - Roxbury Community College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Protocols in The Armenian Weekly - 120th Anniversary of the Dashnaksitioun Conference, 2010 - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Economic Development: What Can Armenia Learn from East Asia? - Brusov Institute Conference on 20th and 21st Century Armenian Political Thought, 2010 - Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
  • The Protocols in the U.S. Armenian Diasporan Press - Brusov Institute Conference on 20th and 21st Century Armenian Political Thought, 2010 - Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
  • Armenia's Foreign Policy on Two Fronts: Recent Developments in Nagorno-Karabagh and Turkey-Armenia Relations, 2009 - Belmont, Massachusetts
  • - Armenian Cultural Night, 2009 - Andover Public Library
  • - Armenian/Cambodian Genocide Panel, 2009 - Tewksbury Memorial High School, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Neoliberal Ideology and Economic, Social and Political Uncertainties - Armenians and Progressive Politics, 2nd Annual West Coast Conference: Overcoming Capitalist Crisis, 2009 - Glendale Community College, Glendale, California
  • Globalization and Neoliberalism in Post-Soviet Armenia - International Institute of Sociology XXXIXth World Congress, 2009 - Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
  • Terra Caucasus: A Region in the Making - International Institute of Sociology XXXIXth World Congress, 2009 - Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
  • On the Spot: Recent Experiences of Sociologists Abroad, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Caveat Emptor: Weak Negotiating Strategies and Settlement Pitfalls - Pan-Armenian Conference on the Future of Artsakh and Armenian-Turkish Border Relations, 2009 - Stepanakert, Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh
  • The XXXIXth World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology and Images of Post-Soviet Armenia, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Armenia: A Case of Extreme Self-Neo-Liberalization - Armenian Progressive Politics Conference, 2008 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • What Would a Global Armenian Progressive Political Agenda Look Like? - Armenian Progressive Politics Conference, 2008 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Critiques of Consumption - Association for Humanist Sociology, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brandeis in the 60s, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Critiques of Globalization, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Immigration and Race, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • - Presidential Election Night Forum, 2008 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teaching Politics and Sports, 2008 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • The State of Armenian Studies in Metropolitan Boston, 2008 - Belmont, Massachusetts
  • - UMass Lowell Honors Program Faculty Film Series, Sir, No Sir, 2008 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Racism and the Criminal Justice System - University of Massachusetts Lowell Black History Month Forum, 2008 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • La puja hegemonica global de Estados Unidos y sus consequencias en la politica internacional - Los Armenios y la politica en los umbrales du siglio XXI, 2007 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Karabagh Today - New England Interlodge of the Knights of Vartan, 2007 - West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Globalization and the Politics of Empire - Armenians and the Left Conference, 2006 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Globalization, Neo-Liberalism, and Their Opponents - Armenians and the Left Conference, 2006 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Imperialism: From Ancient Rome to Globalization - Armenians and the Left Conference, 2006 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Plenary Panel: War, Propaganda, and the Media, 2006 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Shushi: Past, Present, Future", 2006 - Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • , April 2006 - Lowell City Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • "Issues in Comparative Genocide, 2005 - Patrick, J. Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Armenian Genocide, 2005 - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Armenian Genocide: Its Meaning Today, 2005 - Texas Statehouse, Austin, Texas
  • The Importance of International Tribunals, Then and Now, 2005 - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Importance of the Armenian Genocide Then and Now, 2005 - University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • The Importance of Vartan in Contemporary Armenia, 2005 - Knights of Vartan Arakadz Lodge, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Only Justice Heals, April 2005 - Texas State Capital Building, Austin, Texas
  • Harutuyn Marutyan presents his paper Iconography of the Karabagh Movement and Armenian National Identity, 2004 - Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Taner Akam speaks on his new book: From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide, 2004 - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Nations and Nationalism, 2003 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • State Terror and 9/11, 2002 - Windsor, Ontario
  • Terrorism in the World: A Panel Discussion and Audience Response, 2002 - Windsor, Ontario
  • "Remembering April 24th, 2000 - West Middle School, Andover, Massachusetts
  • Colchis: Greek Settlement on the Eastern Black Sea Littoral", 2000 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • When Boundaries Are Born: Disintegration & Displacement in the Former Soviet Union - Exodus and Exile: Refugees, Migration, and Global Security Conference, 1998 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • The Fate of Armenians and Pontic Greeks, 1998 - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Combating Racism, Constructing Identities, 1997 - Toronto, Ontario
  • Massachusetts Public Higher Education: Deepening Crisis or Business as Usual?, 1997 - North Adams State College, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • - Armenian Martyr's Day, 1996 - Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Mountainous Karabagh: The Shaping of a Settlement", 1996 - Lowell Armenian Relief Society Center, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - Armenian Martyr's Day, 1995 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Meaning of the Vietnam War, 1995 - Marshall Middle School Panel, Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Selling Supreme Court Nominees: The Case of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1995 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Turkish-Armenian Genocide of the Armenian People: Implications for Current Fascisms", 1995
  • Post-Socialist Transformations and Ethnicity and State DisintegratioÓ Sessions - Multiculturalism and Transnationalism Conference, 1994 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Teaching about Genocide, 1994 - Los Angeles, California
  • , 1993 - National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Memorializing the Armenian Genocide, April 1992 - House of Representatives Chamber, Massachusetts State House, Boston
  • Minorities in the Soviet Union, 1991 - Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • The Breakup of the Soviet Union: The View from the Republics, 1991 - Emerson College, Boston Massachusetts
  • Ethnic Women: Immigration and Identity, 1990 - Washington, D.C.
  • Karabagh and the U.S. Media: A Study in Mythmaking, 1990 - Bled, Yugoslavia
  • Karabagh and the U.S. Media: A Study in Mythmaking - Media and Crisis Conference, 1990 - Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec
  • Recent Books on Poverty, 1990 - Bay Path College, Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • , 1989 - Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R.
  • Department of Sociology and School of Justice Studies, 1989 - Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Karabagh and the U.S. Media: A Study in Mythmaking, 1989 - San Francisco, California
  • Karabagh and the U.S. Media: A Study in Mythmaking, 1989 - University of Connecticut at Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Race, Gender, and Ethnic Discrimination, 1989 - University of Connecticut at Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Social Movements, 1989 - Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R.
  • A Sociologist Looks at Armenia: Class and Everyday Life - Zoryan Institute Open University Forum, 1989 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Soviet Armenian TV: A Study of State Controlled, Non-Commercial Television, 1988 - Massachusetts Sociological Association, Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts
  • Soviet Armenian TV: A Study of State Controlled, Non-Commercial Television, 1988 - Center for Soviet and Eastern European Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Soviet Armenian TV: A Study of State Controlled, Non-Commercial Television, 1988 - Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Soviet Union: U.S. Imagery, Soviet Reality, 1988 - Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts
  • The Soviet Union: U.S. Imagery, Soviet Reality, 1988 - University of Connecticut at Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
  • The Social Sciences in the Soviet Armenia, 1987 - New York, New York
  • Armenians in the United States: A History and Analysis, 1986 - Institute of Foreign Languages, Yerevan State University, Yerevan Armenian S.S.R.
  • The Concept of Diaspora - Colloquium II of the Zoryan Institute, 1986 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Labor Management Relations in the National Football League, 1986 - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Educational System of the United States, 1986 - Faculty of Philosophy, History and Sociology, Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R
  • The U.S. Advertising Industry, 1986 - Advertising Division of the Ministry of Trade, Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R.
  • - The Zoryan Institute Revisionism Conference, 1986 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Information Technologies and an Analysis of Advertising and Global Markets, 1986 - Institute of Foreign Languages, Yerevan State University, Yerevan Armenian S.S.R.
  • , 1985 - Armenian Sisters' Academy, Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Changing Perceptions of the Armenian Genocide, 1985 - School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • - First Annual Symposium of the Zoryan Institute, 1984 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Nicaragua, 1984 - Lydon Memorial Library, University of Lowell
  • Nicaragua Nuts & Bolts, 1984 - Billerica Public Library, Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Political Genesis of the Chemical Warfare Debate, 1984 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Sociology of Vahan Tekeyan, 1984 - Tekeyan Cultural Association, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Denial of Armenia Genocide: A Study of U.S./Turkish Complicity, 1983 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dependency and Development, 1983 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Resistance to Information Technology in the Third World - Fifth International Conference on Culture & Communication, 1983 - Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Historiography of the Armenian Question: An Analysis of Armenian, American, and Turkish National Histories, 1983 - San Francisco, California
  • Morality and the Nuclear Arms Race and The Armenian Underground Movement - Lenten series, 1983 - Vartanatz Armenian Apostolic Church, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • Marxism and the National Question, 1983 - Detroit, Michigan
  • Sport and Economics, 1983 - St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Meaning of April 24th, 1983 - University of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Armenian Question: Past, Present & Future - URPE Summer Conference, 1983 - Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Media Coverage of Recent Olympic Boycotts and the Myth of the Fourth Estate, 1982 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Racial Imagery in Popular Literature, 1982 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stateless Nations - Session of the American Political Science Association, 1982 - Denver, Colorado
  • Sport and Social Problems: A Case of Trouble, Trouble Makers, or Nice Boys and Girls Gone Bad?, 1982 - Toronto, Ontario
  • Sport and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle, 1982 - Detroit, Michigan
  • The Anti-Apartheid Struggle on the Athletic Front, 1982 - Des Moines, Iowa
  • The Armenian Case: The Disappearance and the Reappearance of Reality, 1982 - Denver, Colorado
  • The Lebanon Crisis, 1982 - Institute for Popular Economics, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Toward a Critical Sociology of Sport, 1982 - San Francisco, California
  • Politics and the 1984 Olympics - URPE Summer Conference, 1982 - Becket, Massachusetts
  • , 1981 - St. Vartanatz Armenian Apostolic Church, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • Allies of the Eighties: New Dimensions in the Armenian Struggle, 1981 - University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
  • Armenian Terrorism, 1981 - Knights of Columbus Hall, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Armenian Terrorism: A Solution to the Armenian Question? - Tufts University, Medford, 1981 - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • The Psychological Impact of the Genocide, 1977 - Methuen High School, Methuen, Massachusetts
  • The Social Bases of African Art, 1975 - Museum of Comparative Zoology of the Peabody Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • University of Massachusetts Healy Grant (), Grant - University of Massachusetts
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  • Fulbright Senior Lecturer (1996), - The American University of Armenia and Yerevan State University
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  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Grant on Comparative Slavery (1991), - Harvard University
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  • Fulbright Senior Lecturer (1986), - Yerevan State University
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  • University of Lowell Research Foundation Summer Grant (1980), Grant - University of Lowell Research Foundation
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  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship (1968), Fellowship - Brandeis University
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  • National Science Foundation Fellowship (1964), Fellowship - University of Michigan
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