Simon Payaslian

Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Professor in Modern Armenian History and Literature

  • B.A., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Armenian history)


U.S. Foreign Economic and Military Aid: The Reagan and Bush Administrations (1996)

International Political Economy: Conflict and Cooperation in the Global System (with Frederic S. Pearson) (1999)

The Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923: A Handbook for Students and Teachers (2001)

United States Policy Toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide (2005)

History of Armenia: From the Origins to the Present (expected in 2007)


His current research projects include the history of the Armenian community in the United States, Armenian foreign policy since independence from the Soviet Union, and an article titled “Poets of the Last Generation.”