Ayse Gül Altinay

received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and has been teaching at Sabancı University since 2001. Her research and writing have focused on militarism, nationalism, violence, memory, gender, and sexuality. Amon her publications are: The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); co-author of Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey (with Yeşim Arat, Punto, 2009), and Torunlar (based on Muslim grandchildren’s narratives of their converted Armenian grandparents, with Fethiye Çetin, Metis, 2009). Her co-authored book with Yeşim Arat, Türkiye’de Kadına Yönelik Şiddet [Violence Against Women in Turkey] was awarded the 2008 PEN Duygu Asena Award.


Armenian mother and her children fleeing persecution.

Gendered silences, gendered memories

New memory work on Islamized Armenians in Turkey

The case of Islamized Armenian survivors of the 1915 genocide and the narratives of their “Muslim” grandchildren pose significant challenges to Turkish national self-understanding and the official politics of genocide denial, writes Ayse Gül Altinay.

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