Kina’s research deals with the legacy of a multi-ethnic past of Turkey, focusing on contested identities and historical memory in the Black Sea Region. Her work explores how current inhabitants of the region articulate their understandings of self and belonging in relation to nation-state formation and minority groups. Her previous research has examined political apologies in Turkey, examining the implications of these memory practices for coming to terms with a difficult past.
Remnants of the past in the Turkish Black Sea region
Her work is based on oral history narratives surrounding minorities in Turkey, and she would be interested in collaborating with other researchers working on this field in Canada.