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Assist.-Prof. Dr. Rabia Harmanşah

Rabia Harmanşah is a cultural anthropologist with areas of specialization that include political anthropology, religion, politics of memory, material culture with area emphasis on Cyprus, Turkey, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. In 2014 she completed her Ph.D. in anthropology with the dissertation Performing Social Forgetting in a Post-Conflict Landscape: The Case of Cyprus, drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, from the University of Pittsburgh, along with a graduate certificate in advanced Eastern European studies. She recently designed and displayed an exhibition project, Remembering Forward: An Anthropological Exhibition on Shared Sacred Spaces in Cyprus, funded by the Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology Grant (https://www.rememberingforward.org). Dr. Harmanşah is currently working on her book manuscript, Shared Trauma, Torn Memories: Social Forgetting and Religious Landscapes in Cyprus, which investigates the practices of memory-making at religious sites in Cyprus after the 1974 partition of the island.

Email: rharmans(at)uni-koeln.de