Kevork Bardakjian

Professor, University of Michigan


Born in Beirut, Kevork Bardakjian received an undergraduate degree in Armenian Studies at Yerevan State University in 1969; and a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies at Oxford University, United Kingdom in 1979.


He taught Armenian Studies at Harvard University, from 1974 to 1987; and at the University of Michigan, from 1987 to present.


He is the Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan; and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan.


He has authored six books, including “Hitler and the Armenian Genocide“. His main interests are literature, history, church history, identity, and genocide.


He is fluent in six languages and has a passive knowledge of five.