Ms Suzan Kalayci

Junior Research Fellow in History

I am a British Academy International Newton Fellow at the Faculty of History. I joined Pembroke as a JRF in June 2018.

My current research focuses on the role of religion in the biographies of war orphans – the Islamisation of Christian children during the Great War and the Armenianisation of Muslim children after the war – by examining the little-known phenomenon of the integration of babies of Muslim fatherhood into the Armenian national community. I am also affiliated to the AHRC–funded project ‘The First World War and Global Religions,’ led by PI Professor Adrian Gregory.

In addition, I am collaborating with Kate McLoughlin, a Professor at the Faculty of English and Fellow at Harris Manchester College, on a major interdisciplinary research project into silence, literature, culture and the arts. The inaugural event of Into Silence will take place on November 6, 2018, at Pembroke College.

My new book Reading Silences is set to be released in autumn 2019.