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Lisa Siraganian is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Although she specializes in 20th-century American literature, she has published articles on Atom Egoyan and given papers on various aspects of Armenian Diaspora film.


Assistant Professor of English, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2003-5


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, English and American Literature, May 2004

M.A., Johns Hopkins University, English and American Literature, 2000

B.A., Oxford University, First Class, Faculty of English Language and Literature, 1997

B.A., Williams College, summa cum laude, Honors in English Literature, 1995


“Telling a Horror Story, Conscientiously: Representing the Armenian Genocide in Atom Egoyan’s Films,” in New Essays on Atom Egoyan, Monique Tschofen and Jennifer Burwell, eds. (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006)

“‘Is This My Mother’s Grave?’: Genocide and Diaspora in Atom Egoyan’s Family Viewing” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 6:2 (1997) 127-54