Dr Nanor Kebranian, DPhil, Oriental Studies (Oxford); BA, Comparative Literature and Philosophy (Fordham)
HERA Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theory, History, and Human Rights
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Nanor Kebranian is Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theory, History, and Human Rights for the EU-funded HERA research program, Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives (MELA), led by Professor Eric Heinze (School of Law). She completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford with fellowships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and Oxford’s Clarendon Fund. She joins Queen Mary after serving as Assistant Professor in Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, where she researched, published, and taught on Ottoman history, literary studies, and human rights.
Kebranian’s project for MELA considers the discursive effects of anti-denialist legislation in Turkey and Europe, focusing specifically on minority rights, cultural destruction, and post-conflict reconciliation.
Work in progress or projects / conferences and conference papers
- Co-editor, special issue of The Journal of Comparative Law on Memory Laws in Established Democracies (forthcoming 2018)
- "The Religion of Genocide Recognition" for The Journal of Comparative Law special issue on Memory Laws in Established Democracies (forthcoming 2018)
- "Post-Communal Literatures: An Ottoman Afterlife" invited article for PMLA special issue on literature and the Armenian genocide. Ed. Hülya Adak (forthcoming 2017)
- "Another Pluralism: Reading Dostoevsky Across the Sea of Marmara" for Comparative Literature Studies special issue on cross-cultural reading practices. Eds. Gerhard Lauer and Yehong Zhang (forthcoming 2017).
- “Dispersing Community: Diaspora and the Ethics of Estrangement.” Outsider Imperatives: Manifestos for the Future of World Thought. Eds. Jason Mohaghegh and Lucian Stone (London: Rowman & Littlefield International, forthcoming 2017). (peer-reviewed)
- “Cultural Heritage and the Denial of Genocide Law.” The Armenian Genocide Legacy. Ed. Alexis Demirdjian (London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015): 243 – 254. (peer-reviewed)
- “Lost in Conversion: Mourning the Armenian-Turk.” Middle Eastern Literatures 17:3 (2015): 238 – 262. (peer-reviewed)
- “Imprisoned Communities: Punishing Politics in the Late Ottoman Empire.” Ottoman Armenians Vol. I: Life, Culture, Society. Eds. Vahé Tachjian and Elke Hartmann (Berlin: Houshamadyan,2014): 114 – 143.