PhD, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology
- Doctoral dissertation “Dispossession, Racialization, and Rural Kurdish Labor Migration in Turkey” concentrates on seasonal agricultural labor and similar low-paying rural labor practices in western Turkey, performed by over one million Kurdish and Arab migrant workers from the Kurdish region and Syrian refugees.
- Research explores the connections between political violence, racialization, organization of capitalist production, and labor migration.
Anoush Tamar Suni
PhD, University of California, Department of Anthropology
- Doctoral dissertation, “Palimpsests of Violence: Ruination and the Politics of Memory in Anatolia,” incorporates over two years (2015-2017) in the region of Van, in southeastern Turkey, conducting ethnographic research.
- Research interests include state and intercommunal violence, memory, materiality and landscape, cultural heritage, space and place, and political and historical anthropology in Turkey, Armenia, Kurdistan, and the broader Middle East.