Melanie Altanian holds a grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF Doc.CH) and is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she also obtained her M.A. in Political, Legal and Economic Philosophy. Her PhD project investigates the ethical and epistemological implications of genocide denialism. From October 2015 to March 2016, she worked as an intern in the Dealing with the Past program at swisspeace, where she published a working paper on the challenges to the use of archives in contexts of genocide denialism, employing Turkey’s denial of the Armenian genocide as a case study. Her broader research interests include ethics, epistemology, political and social philosophy, feminist philosophy, memory studies and genocide studies.
Graduate School of the Humanities