Penn Middle East Center Hosts Talk on Deciphering Turkish Denial: Modernity, Violence and 1915 Contextualized

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 20, 2009

WHO: Fatma Muge Gocek, associate professor of sociology, University of

WHAT: Talk about Turkey and Armenians

WHERE: 208 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St.

WHEN: Thursday April 23, 6 p.m.

Dr. Gocek has worked extensively in the fields of comparative historical sociology, social change and social theory. The talk will address similar topics to those in her forthcoming book, “Deciphering Denial: Turkish State and the Armenian Ethnic Cleansing of 1915.”

A complete listing of events at Penn’s Middle East Center is available at