Josh Pahigian at CGH lecture

As a fellow in the Center for Global Humanities, Josh Pahigian teaches the Seminar Series course that accompanies each semester’s slate of lectures. He also works to promote the Center and ensure its events run smoothly. Each semester, Pahigian and a group of University of New England Advanced Studies students explore the scholarship each visiting lecturer has produced. Then, after reading each scholar’s work, he and the students have a chance to meet the visitor and share their ideas at the public reception that precedes each lecture.

Fellow for the UNE Center for Global Humanities, Josh Pahigian

A member of the UNE community since 2004 when he was first hired by the Center's Founding Director Anouar Majid to teach in the UNE English Department, Pahigian is an accomplished author, having penned eight baseball books — including popular travel guides like The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip and 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out. As an expert on the baseball landscape and baseball travel culture, Pahigian frequently appears on television and radio to offer his perspective on baseball stadiums, tourist sites and fan traditions. He has been cited as an expert or had his books reviewed by USA TodayReader's DigestThe Washington PostMen's HealthThe Christian Science MonitorThe Boston HeraldThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Hartford CourantDetroit Free PressToronto StarHouston ChronicleMinneapolis Star TribuneProvidence Journal, CNN.com, ABCNews.com, Forbes.com and scores of other media outlets. 

In 2015, Pahigian received a legislative commendation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives for "his commitment to preserving the history of America's favorite pastime."   

Pahigian is also an accomplished fiction writer. His Old Orchard Beach mystery novel Strangers on the Beach received praise from Publisher's WeeklyThe Portland Press HeraldThe Bangor Daily NewsThe Worcester TelegramThe Kennebec Journal and other periodicals throughout New England, and his short stories revealing the complexities of the Armenian-American cultural experience have been published in literary journals throughout the United States and in translation in Armenia.