Melanie Schulze Tanielian

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Tanielian Melanie

Faculty Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Assistant Professor of History

Office Location(s): 2520 Haven Hall
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • History
    • Armenian Studies Program
    • Program in International and Comparative Studies
  • About

    Melanie S. Tanielian is Assistant Professor in the History Department of the University of Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prizewinning dissertation, "The War of Famine: Everyday Life in Wartime Beirut and Mount Lebanon (1914-1918)", is a socioeconomic study of daily life at the Lebanese homefront during the First World War, through the lens of famine, family, disease and medicine, as well as local, state, and international humanitarian relief. Her research has been supported by the Allan Sharlin Memorial Grant for Dissertation Research, the DAAD Graduate Fellowship, and the Sultan Fellowship from the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

    As an Eisenberg Faculty Fellow, Professor Tanielian will research and write about aid campaigns of civil society in Beirut and Mount Lebanon during World War I. Focusing on "purely" local relief efforts to famine victims, she will outline the local politics of humanitarianism.

  • Education
    • PhD University of California-Berkeley, 2012