School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Gonul Bozoglu

Research Associate


I am a Research Associate on two projects.

For the EU-funded project Critical Heritages (CoHERE): performing and representing identities in Europe project I conduct research for Work Package 1: Productions and omissions of European heritage. This involves interrogating different meanings of heritage, historical constructions and representations of Europe, formative histories for European identities that are neglected or hidden because of political circumstances, and non-official heritage.


For the Katip Çelebi Newton Fund project Plural Heritages of İstanbul's World Heritage Sites: the case of Land Walls<nbsp;I work with investigators <Prof Chris Whitehead<and <Dr Tom Schofield<and am particularly involved in research design, walking ethnographies and community co-production.


I have a background in Art History, Archaeology and Museum Studies, with experience of working in museums in the UK and on archaeological excavations in Turkey and the Middle East.


Alongside my work for funded research projects, I study the politics of history in modern-day Turkey, particularly in relation to the Atatürk and War of Independence Museum in Ankara and the Panorama 1453 Museum in Istanbul. I have also worked on memory acts in the Gezi Protests of 2013 and the representation of Turkish identities in European museums. I work with approaches and ideas from museum, heritage and memory studies, visual culture, political science and anthropology. My current work on Turkish museums focuses in particular on issues of social division and affect and emotion in relation to memory culture.


I was seminar leader for MCH 2077 Visual Culture in 2016-17, as well as contributing to lectures. I am not currently engaged in teaching because of research project commitments.