Dikran Kouymjian

Professor, Director of Armenian studies Program
California State University, Fresno


Dikran Kouyumjian holds the Haig & Isabel Berberian Chair of Armenian Studies and is the Director of Armenian Studies at California State University at Fresno. He holds a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies from Columbia University.


Professor Kouymjian has taught at Columbia University, the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo and the American University of Paris.


In 1987 he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Erevan State University. He has held the Armenian Chair at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) of the University of Paris, and the William Saroyan Chair of Armenian Studies at U.C. Berkeley.


His publications include a dozen books on Armenian history, art, and literature and scores of scholarly articles, most recently a vast and definitive Album of Armenian Palaeography. Mr. Kouymjian's published works on the Armenian genocide have centered on the destruction of Armenian historical monuments and the confiscation of Armenian property, including “Destruction des monuments historiques arméniens, poursuite de la politique de génocide” (Destruction of Armenian Historical Monuments: Consequence of the Policy of Genocide), Le Crime de Silence, 1984.