Ervand Abrahamian

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Ervand Abrahamian
Born 1940 (age 76–77)
Tehran, Iran
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Rugby School and St. John's College, Oxford University
Columbia University
Scientific career
Fields History of Iran
Institutions The City University of New York
Doctoral students Touraj Atabaki

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

Born in Tehran to Armenian parents 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.[1]

He has appeared as a guest on such shows as Charlie Rose[2] and World Focus, speaking on contemporary Iranian politics.[3]


  • Iran Between Two Revolutions (Princeton University Press,1982) (also published in Persian)
  • The Iranian Mojahedin (Yale University Press, 1989)
  • Khomeinism (University of California Press, 1993)
  • Tortured Confessions (University of California Press, 1999)
  • Inventing the Axis of Evil (coauthored) (New Press, 2004)
  • A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2008) (Published also in Italian, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, and Persian)
  • The Coup: 1953, The CIA and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (New Press, 2013) (Published also in Persian)
  • The Crowd in Iranian Politics (In Persian) (Cheshmeh Press, 2016).


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Charlie Rose Show Interview:
  3. ^ World Focus Interview

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