Tölölyan Teaches Transnationalism Seminar, Delivers Keynote at Diaspora Conference

Khachig Tölölyan

Khachig Tölölyan

Khachig Tölölyan, professor of letters, professor of English, was appointed by the Social Science Research Council of the U.S. to teach a special seminar jointly with a French professor appointed by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. They taught the topics of “Transnationalism” and “circulation migratoire” to 12 Ph.D candidates–six French and six American–first at the Université de Poitiers, France, from June 11-15, 2012, then in Philadelphia, from Sept. 12-16, 2012.

Tölölyan also was the keynote speaker and gave a lecture titled “Claiming diasporas, reclaiming diaspora studies,” at the conference on “Transnationalism and Diaspora,” Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Stockholm University, on Oct. 23.

In addition, Tölölyan will be one of two American scholars participating in a conference of diaspora scholars taking place at Oxford, U.K. on Nov. 17-19.