Center For Oral History and Social Memory


Ibn Haldun University Center for Oral History and Social Memory

Adminstrator: Associate Prof. Ramazan Aras

Ramazan Aras is Associate Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology. He received his BA degree in Sociology from Sakarya University in 2000, his MA degree in History from Boğaziçi University in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2009. He worked as teaching assistant in the years of 2005-2007 and 2008-2009 at the Department of Anthropology at Western. Later, Dr. Aras worked as Assist. Prof. and Founding Chair of Anthropology Department at Mardin Artuklu University from July 2010 to March 2017. He has published many books, book chapters and articles. The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain (Routledge, 2013), Crossing Borders: Socio-cultural Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Approaches in Turkey (Edited by R. Aras, 2014, in Turkish), Landmine and Smuggler: The Making and Unmaking Practices of Turkish-Syrian Border (2015, in Turkish) are some of them. Currently, he is working as an oral historian in the project titled ‘Religion, State, Society and Memory in Turkey 1923-1950’ funded by Scientific Research Projects Office of Ibn Haldun University.

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