Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hanley Hall, St. Paul's College
The visit of Dr. Umut Ozkaleli and the production of this public lecture and related events is a collaboration between the Mauro Institute, the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Graduate Programs, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Students' Association (PACSSA).
Kurdish and transgendered. Niqab-wearing Sunni Muslim who lost upper-class status. Atheist, financially liberated. Human rights-defending leftist. All Turkish-settled refugee women from Syria. All with vastly different lives and expressions of identity before and after displacement.
Understanding the complexities of human displacement and respecting, honouring, and supporting the diversity of needs and potentials of refugees is essential to host country responses to refugees.
Dr. Ozkaleli will share her research and propose an intersectional framework for approaching identities and the concepts of ‘displaced selves’ and ‘dislocated emotions’ in connection to becoming and belonging beyond physically forced emigration from state borders.
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Dr. Umut Ozkaleli earned a PhD at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also holds an MA from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University, and a BA from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. Her areas of interest are gendered memories of war, intersectional framework of identities, and critical examination of gender mainstreaming in different socio-political and cultural settings. Her latest work focuses on the transborder re-making of social interactions and integration, the everyday becoming of refugees, and their articulations of agency in the host country.