» Dr. Nubar Hovsepian
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Political Science

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Dr. Nubar Hovsepian
Office Location:
Roosevelt Hall 105
Office Hours:
Mon./Tue. 2-3 p.m.
(714) 628-2748
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts
City University of New York Hunter College, Ph.D. in Political Science

Nubar Hovsepian is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. He received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center—City University of New York. He recently published two books:  Palestinian State Formation: Education and the Construction of National Identity (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), and edited and contributed to The War on Lebanon (Interlink Publishers, 2008). He is presently working on the book Edward W. Said: The Politics of an Oppositional Intellectual. He has also written and edited four books in Arabic, most notably on the Iranian revolution of 1979, and has published articles in professional journals, newspapers, and magazines in various parts of the world. Hovsepian has devoted enormous time to the Israel/Palestine conflict, and served, from 1982 to 1984, as Political Affairs Officer for the United Nations Conference on the Question of Palestine. He teaches courses on Globalization, Democracy and Democratization, Middle East Politics and Conflict in the Middle East. Finally, he shares his Middle East expertise with various media outlets, and the community at large.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Review Essay of Nurit Peled-Elhanan's: Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education," in "Journal of Palestine Studies," Volume XLII, Number 3, Spring 2013.
“Life as Politic” review essay of ASEF Bayat’s Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East. “ Bidayat,” a quarterly journal of Arab politics and culture. Winter and Spring 2012 (Beirut, Lebanon).
Review Essay of Sara Roy’s: Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging The Islamist Social Sector, in “Journal of Palestine Studies, Spring 2012.
Review Essay of Asef Bayat's: Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East, in "Bidayat," (Arabic Quarterly). Winter/Spring 2012.
“The Arab-Pro-Democracy Movement: Struggles to Redefine Citizenship,” 9 February 2011. http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/588/the-arab-pro-democracy-movement_struggles-to-redefine-citizenship
“Edward W. Said: The Conscious Pariah,” Introduction for the second edition of, The Pen and the Sword: Conversations With David Barsamian (2010). “Palestinian Education in a Virtual State,” chapter in: Osma Abi- Mershed (editor) Trajectories of Education in the Arab World: Legacies and Challenges,” Routledge 2010.
Palestinian State Formation: Education and the Construction of National Identity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ltd. 2009.
“Israel, Zionism and Occupation,” Review Essay of Joel Kovel, Overcoming Zionsim; Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation; Michael Neumann, The Case Against Israel. Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 37, No.3 Spring 2009. “Zionism and Scholarship,” Review Essay of Gabriel Piterberg, Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel. Arab Studies Quarterly, Summer 2009.
The War on Lebanon, editor (and contributor of one chapter in addition to the introduction and afterword). Olive Branch Press (imprint of Interlink Publishing) 2008.
“Introduction” (pages 1-17). In: The War on Lebanon, ed. Nubar Hovsepian. Interlink 2008. “State-Society Relations and the Reproduction of the Lebanese Confessional System” (pages 28-49). In: The War on Lebanon, ed. Nubar Hovsepian. Interlink 2008.