Özlem Belçim Galip is a Calouste Gulbenkian Postdoctoral Fellow in Armenian Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Kurdish Studies from the University of Exeter. Through an interdisciplinary studies approach including oral history, literature and social anthropology, she currently examines Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian oral and literary narratives in order to shed light on responses to the traumatic experiences of Armenians Genocide. She is interested in the study of literature, nation building, statehood, identity formation, diaspora, human geography, historical criticism, memory studies, Soviet, Armenian, and Kurdish Studies. Her recent book entitled “Imagining Kurdistan: Identity, Culture and Society” has been published by I.B. Tauris in 2015. She is also the UK correspondent of the Kurdish newspaper Yeni Özgür Politika, which is based in Germany.