University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


"Turkish-Armenian Relations through the Sociological Lens"

"Turkish-Armenian Relations through the Sociological Lens"

Fatma Muge Gocek
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

The Ninth Annual Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture

Friday, April 1, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Mississippi Room
Coffman Memorial Union

Fatma Muge Gocek is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies. Her research focuses on comparative analysis of gender issues in first and third worlds. She also studies the impact on women of processes such as economic development, nationalism and religious movements. Her published works includes East Encounters West: France and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th Century (Oxford University Press 1987), Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East: Tradition, Identity, Power (Columbia University Press, 1994 co-edited with Shiva Balaghi), Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change (Oxford University Press 1996), and Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East (SUNY Press, 2002).

The Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture results from a generous gift by Arsham Ohanessian to the College of Liberal Arts. Arsham was a successful businessman, avid musician, and dedicated community leader. He was devoted to promoting peaceful reconciliation among peoples. His gift to the University of Minnesota supports a wide range of educational, research, and public programs concerning human rights, ethnic and national conflicts, and Armenian history and culture.

A reception will follow the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, History Department, and Sociology Department.

For resources on Turkish-Armenian relations please visit the CHGS Armenian Genocide page.

Video of Fatma Müge Göçek's talk on nationalism and identity in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th Century: Facing History and Ourselves.