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Recipient of the 2013/2014 Humboldt State University Excellence in Teaching Award- Lecturer Faculty.
Maral's areas of specialization include genocide studies, race and ethnic relations, and identity politics. She pays particular attention to issues of colonization, immigration, and recognition of genocide and genocide denial. Her scholarship focuses heavily on exposing the perspectives and voices of marginalized groups in society.
In addition to teaching at HSU, Maral frequently guest lectures on the Armenian Genocide. She has presented her research on genocide denial at national conferences and is recognized by genocide scholars as an emerging expert on the Armenian Genocide. Maral’s scholarship on the Armenian Genocide and resistance was recognized by Samuel P. Oliner, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and preeminent expert in altruism, in his 2011 book, “The Nature of Good and Evil: Understanding the Acts of Moral and Immoral Behavior”.
Maral encourages students to develop critical awareness, to engage in community action, and works tirelessly with them to develop the necessary tools to do so. She teaches foundational introductory courses in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Sociology and upper division courses on race and ethnic relations. Maral has recently created two new courses for the CRGS Department: Multi-Ethnic Resistance in the U.S. and Narrating Genocide.