Dr Özlem Belçim Galip

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Research Affiliate

Özlem Belçim Galip holds a PhD in Kurdish Studies from the University of Exeter. She was Calouste Gulbenkian Postdoctoral fellow at the Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford where she also taught Kurdish. During her post-doctorate, she mainly worked on the representation of Armenian Genocide in Turkish and Kurdish novels. Her research mainly concerns the activism of Kurdish migrant women in selected host European countries (France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and the UK) in terms of artistic, literary and cultural practices in both the language(s) of the host countries and the women’s native Kurdish language. Her research interests include Kurdish and Turkish novelistic discourse, Armenian Studies, Kurdish-related research from gender and anthropological perspectives, cultural production and intellectual activity in diaspora. Until 2021, she was Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Contact email:  Ozlem.galip@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Recent publications

Turkey’s Armenians: Identity Transformation From Ottoman Empire to Modern Turkey, Palgrave Macmillan, October 2018, forthcoming. 

'Kurdish Literature' In Encyclopedia on the Kurds, ABC-Clio Greenwood: Santa Barbara, California, (June 2018), pp. 154-179. 

'The Reaction to and Representation of Armenian Genocide and Identity in Modern Turkish Novels', Turkish Studies [Peer-reviewed Journal], (January 2018), pp. 458-87. 

“The Politics of Remembering: The Representation of Armenian Genocide in Kurdish Novels”, Holocaust and Genocide Studies [Peer-reviewed Journal], vol: 30, no: 3, (December 2016), pp. 458-487. 

'Writing Across Kurdistan: Reading Social, Historical and Political Contexts in Literary Narratives', Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication [Peer-reviewed Journal], vol: 9, no: 3, (October 2016), pp. 257-274. 

Imagining Kurdistan: Identity, Culture, and Society, I.B. Tauris, April 2015.