Interview with Deniz Gunce Demirhisar
My research project focuses on the political imaginary of Armenian diasporas in the Marseille region. I am interested in these populations who have lived in France for several generations but who retain a particular, often complex, link with their country of origin or reference, in this case Turkey. My questioning of this diasporic identity is intimately linked to family memory. Can the Armenian community be homogeneous both as French citizens, but also with regard to the conflicts that break out in Turkey or in Armenia? To answer this question, I decided to meet Armenians living in Marseille to discuss with them their family heritage, their emotional memory, but also their political projection as French citizens.