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ASP Lecture | Palimpsests of Ruins: Between Armenian and Kurdish Histories in Anatolia
Anoush Tamar Suni, 2019-20 Manoogian Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M
Dr. Anoush Tamar Suni earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019. Her dissertation, entitled “Palimpsests of Violence: Ruination and the Politics of Memory in Anatolia,” investigates questions of memory and the material legacies of state violence in the region of Van in southeastern Turkey with a focus on the historic Armenian and contemporary Kurdish communities. For her dissertation, between 2015 and 2017, Dr. Suni spent over two years in Van and Istanbul conducting ethnographic research. She completed her BA in Middle East Studies at Pomona College, in California in 2009 and her MA in Turkish Studies at Sabanci University in Istanbul in 2012.
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Photo: Akhtamar Church in Van. Photo by Anoush Tamar Suni, 2016.
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