Dr Sossie KasbarianLecturer
PPR 226 Comparative Politics of the Middle East
PPR 333 Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
PPR434 Diasporas and Minorities of the Middle East
POL100 Politics & Governance in the Contemporary World (lectures on Global South)
Course contributer to PPR345: Exploring the Persian Gulf
My research interests and publications broadly span Diaspora studies; contemporary Middle East politics and society; nationalism, identity and ethnicity; minority communities in the Middle East.
PPR Deputy Research Director
My current research project brings together my twin areas of expertise – contemporary Middle East politics, and Diaspora Studies - focussing on how political activism in the diasporic space - in self or state-imposed exile – functions, creating momentum within the host state, the transnational realm and the place of origin.
I have recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice (May2014) which focuses on Armenian-Turkish relations at the level of civil society. I am particularly interested in what kind of role non-state actors can play in entrenched conflicts, in unravelling and coming to terms with contested histories and memories, and in altering the framework of the debate on the level of civil society. I develop this case in my continuing research (and forthcoming publications) on contemporary Turkey.
Selected Publications in Print
" A Discourse of Denial: Memories of the Armenian Genocide" Open Democracy (August 2014)https://www.opendemocracy.net/sossie-kasbarian/discourse-of-denial-memories-of-armenian-genocide
Co-editor (with Kerem Öktem) of special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 48: 2, May 2014) entitled Beyond Denial: Armenians and Turks, One hundred years since 1915, including two articles (co-authered with Kerem Öktem):
‘Armenians, Turks and Kurds beyond denial: an Introduction’ in Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 48: 2, May 2014), pp. 115-120.
‘Subversive Friendships: Turkish and Armenian encounters in transnational space’ in Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 48: 2, May 2014), pp. 121-146.
‘Subaltern Diasporic Voices – Armenian Experiences on the Margins of Community in Cyprus and Lebanon’ in The Cyprus Review(Vol. 25: 1, Spring 2013) pp. 81 – 110
‘The Armenian Community in Cyprus at the Beginning of the 21st Century: From Insecurity to Integration’, chapter in The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of Internal-Exclusion. Eds. A. Varnavas, N. Coureas and M. Elia (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)
‘Whose Space, Whose Interests? Clashes within Armenian Diasporic Civil Society’ article in the journal Armenian Review Volume 51, Number 1-4 (Fall-Winter 2009) 81-109
A discourse of denial: memories of the Armenian genocide
Kasbarian, S. 08/2014
Armenians, Turks and Kurds beyond denial
Kasbarian, S., Oktem, K. 05/2014 In: Patterns of Prejudice. 48, 2, 108 p.
Armenians, Turks and Kurds beyond denial: an introduction
Kasbarian, S., Oktem, K. 05/2014 In: Patterns of Prejudice. 48, 2, 6 p.
Subversive friendships: Turkish and Armenian encounters in transnational space
Kasbarian, S., Oktem, K. 05/2014 In: Patterns of Prejudice. 48, 2, p. 121-146. 26 p.
Diasporic voices from the peripheries: Armenian experiences on the edges of community in Cyprus and Lebanon
Kasbarian, S. 2013 In: The Cyprus Review. 25, 1, p. 81-110. 29 p.
From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: the global trade networks of Armenian merchants from New Julfa by Sebouh David Aslanian
Kasbarian, S. 06/2012 In: Journal of Global History. 7, 2, 3 p.
The Armenian Community in Cyprus at the Beginning of the 21st Century: From Insecurity to Integration
Kasbarian, S. 2009 In: The Minorities of Cyprus. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 175-191. 17 p.
Whose Space, Whose Interests?: Clashes within Armenian Diasporic Civil Society
Kasbarian, S. 2009 In: Armenian Review. 51, 1-4, p. 81-109. 29 p.
Encountering the Past in Turkey
Participation in conference
Participation in conference
Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop 2013
Participation in workshop, seminar, course