Anoush Terjanian

Director, Anxieties of DemocracyPhone: 718.517.3714


Anoush Fraser Terjanian directs the Council’s expanding Anxieties of Democracy program. A tenured associate professor of history at East Carolina University, Terjanian’s research and teaching have focused on eighteenth-century France -- birthplace of political and economic theories under renewed critical evaluation, namely modern democracy and capitalism. She earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University, following degrees in political science and history at Cambridge and McGill Universities. Terjanian’s interest in democratic institutions and politics is longstanding: she is an alumna of Canada’s Parliamentary Internship Programme, where she worked for Members of Parliament from both sides of the House and collaborated with the Congressional Fellows Program in the United States, as well as with counterparts in the United Kingdom and Japan. She also served on Canada’s delegation for the G7 Summit. Terjanian’s first book, Commerce and Its Discontents in Eighteenth-Century French Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2013), will be released in paperback on August 4th, 2016.

Programs and Projects

Anxieties of Democracy
(Program Director)
Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants
(Program Director)
The Democracy Papers
(Program Director)