Hrag Papazian recently received his DPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His research examines the various Armenian factions living in contemporary Turkey: the traditional Christian Armenian community, the Muslim and Alevi Armenians who have publicly emerged only during the recent decades, and the migrants from neighbouring Armenia who started to arrive since the early 1990s. He studies the differing meanings, interpretations, productions and experiences of Armenianness among all three factions, revealing the diversity of Turkey’s Armenian population. He also analyses these three groups’ relations with the Turkish state and majority, their mutual conflictual relationships and intra-ethnic boundary making processes.
To produce this comic Hrag collaborated with Nooneh Khoodaverdyan, an artist, graphic designer and illustrator based in Yerevan, Armenia.