Fatma Müge Göçek is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of history, politics and gender in the first and third worlds. She critically analyzes the impact of processes such as development, nationalism, religious movements and collective violence on minorities. Her published works include sole-authored Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009 (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era (I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2011), Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change (Oxford University Press, 1996), East Encounters West: France and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th Century (Oxford University Press, 1987). Her edited volumes are Contested Spaces in Contemporary Turkey: Environmental, Urban and Secular Politics. (I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2017), Women of the Middle East (Routledge, 2016), A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire (Oxford University Press, 2011 co-edited with Ronald Grigor Suny and Norman Naimark), Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East (SUNY Press, 2002), Political Cartoons in the Middle East (Markus Wiener Publishers, 1998), and Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East: Tradition, Identity, Power (Columbia University Press, 1994 co-edited with Shiva Balaghi).