Haigazian University

Nanor Karageozian, D.Phil.


Dr. Nanor Karageozian
Director, Armenian Studies Department
Assistant Professor
Office: Mehagian 204
Tel.: 961-(0)1-349230 / Ext. 387


Dr. Nanor Karageozian is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Department of Armenian Studies at Haigazian University. She is also an ex-officio member of the Haigazian Armenological Review Editorial Board. She works closely with Haigazian University’s Armenian Diaspora Research Center and Derian Armenological Library.
Dr. Karageozian’s doctoral thesis, titled “‘Long-Term Diasporic Return Migration in Post-Soviet Armenia: Balancing Mobility and Sedentarism,” examined the immigration to and long-term settlement in post-Soviet Armenia of Armenians from well-established diasporic communities — mostly from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Canada, and the United States. As a doctoral candidate, she was affiliated with the following Oxford University research centers: International Migration Institute, Oxford Diasporas Programme, and Refugee Studies Centre. Dr. Karageozian’s M.A. thesis focused on the diaspora policies and policy-making process in post-Soviet Armenia.
Besides her academic and research work, Dr. Karageozian also has extensive editorial experience; she has worked as an editor of English-language print and online publications for various educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, including the Lebanese American University.


Armenian diaspora and homeland–diaspora relations; diaspora and migration studies; return migration and repatriation; social theory and its application to the study of (diasporic) return migration; diaspora policies and politics; ethnic identity and nationalism; forced migration and refugee studies; international development — in Armenia and the Middle East.


• History and Various Aspects of the Modern Armenian Diaspora and Homeland–Diaspora Relations
• Modern Armenian History
• Sociology and Anthropology of Transnationalism and Diasporas/Sociology of Migration
• Identity Formation, Ethnicity, and Nationalism; Multiculturalism and the Politics of Identity; Globalization and Migration
• Theories and Approaches in Migration Studies
• Migration and Development
• Forced Migration and Refugee Studies
• Introduction to Sociology
• Sociological Theories
• Public Administration and Public Policy
• Qualitative Research Methods


• Karageozian, Nanor (2016). “Sedentary, Mobile, and Oscillating Habituses: Identity and Belonging Among Long-term Diasporic Returnees in Post-Soviet Armenia” [Paper presentation], “Within and Beyond Ethnicities: Negotiating Identities in Modern Armenian Diaspora” conference, Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas – GWZO), Leipzig University, Germany (May 9–10). The conference was co-sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Armenian Studies Program (Ann Arbor, USA).
• Karageozian, Nanor (2015). “Dreaming of the Mountain, Longing for the Sea, Living With Floating Roots: Diasporic ‘Return’ Migration in Post-Soviet Armenia” in Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore, and Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (eds.) Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices and Belonging (Oxford: Oxford Diasporas Programme), pp. 69–73.
• Karageozian, Nanor (2014). “Perceptions of Return and Homeland Among Long-Term Diasporan ‘Repatriates’ in Post-Soviet Armenia” [Paper presentation], “Armenia and Diaspora 1918–2013”: Fifth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop,” Armenian Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (April 4–5).


D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in International Development, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
M.A. in Public Administration, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
B.A. in Business Administration (with High Honors), Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon