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Daniel Ohanian

Contact Information

Email    dohanian@ucla.edu
Office  Bunche 2149

Fields of Study

Middle East


early modern and modern Ottoman and Armenian history


"Collaboration in Ottoman Governance: The c. 1907 Imperial Census and the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Istanbul." Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 4, no. 2 (2017): 365–380.

"Sympathy and Exclusion: The Migration of Child and Women Survivors of the Armenian Genocide from the Eastern Mediterranean to Canada, 1923–1930." Genocide Studies International 11, no. 2 (2017): 197–215.

With Varak Ketsemanian. "In Search of the ARF 1908 Istanbul Headquarters." The ARF at 125, special issue of Armenian Weekly magazine (Watertown, USA), Dec. 2015, 42–44. Available in Armenian as "1908-ի Պոլսոյ ՀՅԴ գրասենեակի հետքերով." Aztag Daily (Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon), 19 July 2016. Available in Turkish as "Taşnakların 1908'deki İstanbul Bürosunun Peşinde." Trans. Selim Sezer. Toplumsal Tarih (Istanbul, Turkey), January 2017, 71–73.

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Grants and Awards

Project Grant

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) grant (with M. Erdem Kabadayı) for the research project "Recovering Armenians in Late Ottoman Istanbul and Making Ottoman-Era Population Data Available for All" (2015–2018)

Major Tuition and Research Funding

UCLA Kaspar and Siroon Hovannisian Fellowship (2018)

Armenian Students' Association of America Scholarship Grant (2017)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Stipend (2017)

UCLA Department of History Fellowship (2016–2021)

Istanbul Bilgi University ERASMUS+ Staff Training Program Funding for the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge, UK (2016)

Istanbul Bilgi University Tuition Waiver (2013)

Armenian General Benevolent Union International Scholarship (2013)

York University Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship (2007)

Conference Presentations

"The Potential and Challenges of Studying the Population of c. 1905–c. 1909 Istanbul—with a Case Study." Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure meeting. May 2016. University of Cambridge, UK.

"Narcissism, Assimilation, and 'Լեզուին Սրբութիւնը' ['the sacrosanctity of the language']: On Using Armenian as a Diasporan Researcher." Translating Armenians, Armenians Translated: Rethinking Methodologies for Armenian Studies. April 2016. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

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MA in History, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey (2016)

MA in History, York University, Canada (2014)

Honours BA in History and French Studies, York University, Canada (2012)