Nazli Müge Önder


Project title

Diaspora Organisations and Diaspora Nationalism: The Case of the Armenian Diaspora in Canada and the U.S

Project overview

The research project attempts to focus on the political networks and organisations in Armenian diaspora in Canada and the United States, and their roles in the construction of Armenian nationalism in these host countries. The project intends to present a comparative approach by exploring the activities of the organisations and their reflections on the communities who live in two different countries. My project also aims to reconsider the interrelation between Armenian organisations in question and Armenia. Therefore, one of the aims of this study is to explore to what extent the activities of the organisations are in line with political expectations and interests of the Armenia about its diaspora.


  • Prof. Louise WAITE (Main Supervisor)
  • Dr. Martin Purvis (Co-supervisor)

2015-2016 (Master of Arts) in the Department of Psychosocial Studies (Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity MA), Birkbeck College, University of London, London.

Thesis Title: The Discourse Analysis of the Issue of Normalisation between Turkey and Armenia in the context of an Armenian Newspaper AGOS’s titles.

2005-2010 (Bachelor’s Degree) in Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (Public Administration), Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir.

Onder, N.M.; Cegin, G. (2016) '1915' as a Biopolitic Paradigm: An Essay on Production of Naked Life and Camp Practices, Dusunen Siyaset, 32, pp.151-168.