Armen T. Marsoobian

Armen T. Marsoobian, Ph.D, is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and is affiliated with the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Connecticut. He is the long-time editor of the philosophy journal, Metaphilosophy. He serves as First Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He has lectured and published extensively on topics in moral philosophy, genocide studies, human rights, aesthetics, and American philosophy. He has developed courses on human rights, genocide and the Holocaust studies at Southern, including courses on literary and artistic responses to mass atrocity. He teaches graduate courses on the Armenian Genocide at Columbia University. Marsoobian has co-edited seven books, including Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Memory (2018), Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card (2018), Genocide’s Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair (2007), and The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy (2004). His award-winning book, Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia, is based upon extensive research about his family, who were accomplished photographers in the Ottoman Empire and survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Exhibitions of their photography were mounted in Turkey, Armenia, Great Britain and the United States. His companion volume to the exhibitions, Reimagining a Lost Armenian Home: The Dildilian Photography Collection was published in both English and Turkish. He has worked closely with NGOs in Turkey that focus on the treatment of minorities and accountability with regard to the Armenian Genocide. He serves on the Connecticut State Department of Education Advisory Committee on Genocide and Holocaust Education.

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