Ramazan Aras is professor of social and cultural Anthropology at the Department of Sociology and Founding Director of Center for Oral History and Social Memory Studies at İHU. He received his BA degree in Sociology from Sakarya University in 2000, his MA degree in History from Boğaziçi University in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario in February 2010 under the supervision of Regna Darnell. Previously, he has worked at the Departments of Anthropology at both Western University (Canada) and at Mardin Artuklu University (Turkey). He is the author of The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain (Routledge, 2013), Crossing Borders: Socio-cultural Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Approaches in Turkey (Edit., 2014, in Turkish), Landmine and Smuggler: The Making and Unmaking Practices of Turkish-Syrian Border (2015, in Turkish) and The Wall: The Making and Unmaking of Turkish Syrian Border (Palgrave, 2020).
Social Theory, Anthropology of Political Violence, Ethnography of the State, Anthropology of Emotions, Fear, Pain, Memory, Social Trauma, Body, Identity, Place, Borders and Borderlands, Displacement, Migration, Oral History, Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Sociology and Anthropology of Secularism and Islam.