Prof. Ervand Abrahamian

Ervand Abrahamian

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Iranian and Middle Eastern history and politics


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Ervand Abahamian (B.A, Oxford University. Ph.D., Columbia University) is a historian of the Middle East specializing in modern Iran. He has taught at the universities of Oxford, Columbia, New York, and Princeton, in addition to the Graduate Center in the City University of New York and over forty years at Baruch College.

His book publications include: Iran Between Two Revolutions (Princeton University Press); The Iranian Mujahedin (Yale University Press); Khomeinism (University of California Press); Tortured Confessions (University of California Press); A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press); and The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and the Roots of Modern US-Iran Relations (New Press). His books have also been published in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, and Italian. He is now working on a book on the 1979 revolution in Iran.

In 2011 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The City University of New York