Fatma Ulgen’s research interests encompass history, historiography, memory studies, conflict, discourses on human rights, genocide, and humanitarianism with a focus on Turkey and conflicts in the Middle East. Her doctoral dissertation looks at how the memory of the Armenian genocide was erased during the Kemalist cultural revolution: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2mh3z3k6 After the dissertation, she turned her attention to the construction of a critical historiography of the Great War and the Ottoman Armenians based on the American Archives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in Communication from the University of California – San Diego. She was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She is fluent in Turkish and English; she is currently learning Russian since she is planning to move to Russia to spend the rest of her life there.