Armenian Studies Program
Dr. Sergio La Porta - Curriculum Vitae
Last updated May 2017
I. Higher Education
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ph.D. with honors in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, May 2001
Dissertation:“‘The Theology of the Holy Dionysius,’ Volume III of Grigor Tat‘ewac‘i’s Book of Questions: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary”
M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, June 1999
Columbia University, New York, New York
B.A. Magna cum Laude, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, May 1994
II. Academic Appointments
California State University, Fresno
2013-present, Professor, Haig and Isabel Berberian Chair of Armenian Studies
2009-2013, Associate Professor, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003-2009, Lecturer in Armenian and Religious Studies (Approved for tenure)
2001-2003,Visiting Lecturer in Armenian Studies
III. Service Activity (2012-2017)
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, current.
Editor-in-Chief, The Black Sea World Series of the Applied Research Centre for the Humanities, current.
Member, Editorial Board, Texts and Studies in Armenian History, Society and Culture Series, current.
Member, Advisory Board of The Mediterranean Seminar, current.
Member, Editorial Board, Writings from the Islamic World Series of Society for Biblical Literature, current.
President, Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration Committee-Fresno (2013-15).
President, Untenured Faculty Organization, Fresno State (2012-13).
Member, Academic Board, Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School (2012-2015).
Member, Smittcamp Family Honors Council, Fresno State (2011-2013).
IV. Conferences and Symposia Organized
Politics, Identity, Religion. The Mediterranean Spring Workshop and Symposium held at California State University, Fresno, April 8-9, 2016.
After the Apocalypse: The Nachleben of Apocalyptic Literature in the Armenian Tradition.
International conference sponsored by the Center for Literary Studies held at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 4-6 June, 2007.
Auto-Gnosis: the Theology of Self-Knowledge. International workshop organized with Prof. D. Shulman held at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 5-7, January, 2005
Translating Culture. Symposium held at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 23, 2004
The Poetics of Grammar and the Metaphysics of Sound and Sign. International workshop organized with Prof. D. Shulman held at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 17-18 December, 2003. Papers were published by Brill, 2007