Ervand Abrahamian

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Ervand Abrahamian
Native name Armenian: Երուանդ Աբրահամեան, Persian: یروند آبراهامیان
Born 1940
Fields history of Iran
Institutions The City University of New York
Alma mater Oxford University

Ervand Abrahamian (Armenian: Երուանդ Աբրահամեան; Persian: یرواند آبراهامیان‎; born 1940) Ervand Abrahamian is a Marxist [1][2] historian of Middle Eastern and particularly Iranian history.

An Armenian-Iranian by birth and raised in England, he received his M.A. at Oxford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He teaches at the City University of New York (CUNY) where he is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught at Princeton University, New York University and Oxford University. Abrahamian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.[3]

He has appeared as a guest on such shows as The Charlie Rose Show[4] and World Focus, speaking on contemporary Iranian politics.[5]


  • Iran Between Two Revolutions (1982) (Persian edition sold over 80,000 copies),
  • The Iranian Mojahedin (1989),
  • Khomeinism (1993),
  • Tortured Confessions (1999),
  • Inventing the Axis of Evil
  • A History of Modern Iran (2008).
  • The Coup: 1953, The CIA and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (2013).


  1. ^ KeyWiki:
  2. ^ Patrick Clawson, "Militant Marxist Professor Ervand Abrahamian", in: Antimytho:
  3. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Charlie Rose Show Interview:
  5. ^ World Focus Interview

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