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)
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 am particularly interested in what kind of role non-state actors within transnational civil society can play in entrenched conflicts, in unravelling and coming to terms with contested histories and memories, and in altering the framework of the debate.
Selected Publications in Print
Diasporas of the Modern Middle East - Contextualizing Community (Edited with Anthony Gorman), Edinburgh University Press, 2015
"The Myth and Reality of 'Return' - Diaspora in the Homeland" in Diaspora (Vol:18:Issue 3, Fall 2015)
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
'It's time the World recognised the Armenian Genocide' The Conversation (24 April 2015)
Co-editor (with Kerem Öktem) of special issue of Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 48: 2, May 2014) entitled Beyond Denial: Armenians and Turks, One hundred years since 1915, including two articles (co-authored 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 Armenian Review Volume 51, Number 1-4 (Fall-Winter 2009) 81-109
The Istanbul Armenians: negotiating co-existence
Kasbarian, S. 03/2016 In: Post-Ottoman coexistence. Oxford : Berghahn Press
One hundred years later - the personal, the political and the historical in four new books on the Armenian Genocide
Kasbarian, S., Öktem, K. 22/02/2016 In: Caucasus Survey. 4, 1, 13 p.
Communities, exiles, minorities and diasporas: the Middle East in diaspora studies
Kasbarian, S., Gorman, A. 31/05/2015 In: Diasporas of the modern Middle East. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press ISBN: 9780748686100.
Diasporas of the modern Middle East: contextualising community
Gorman, A., Kasbarian, S. 31/05/2015 Edinburgh University Press. 424 p.
The 'Others' within: the Armenians of Cyprus
Kasbarian, S. 05/2015 In: Diasporas of the modern Middle East . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press ISBN: 9780748686100.
The myth and reality of ‘return’ – diaspora in the 'homeland'
Kasbarian, S. 2015 In: Diaspora. 18, 3, p. 358-381. 24 p.
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