Today (Thurs): Talk on International Refugee Law-Iran: Emrah Yildiz

~~~~ “Alignments of International Refugee Law, Political
Liberalism and Sexuality on the Road: Iranian Asylum Seekers through the
United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Turkey” a lecture by
Emrah Yildiz Thursday, April 18th, 4:15-6pm Fisk 116 Emrah YILDIZ is a
Joint Ph.D. Candidate in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at
Harvard University. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology and German Studies and
an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Wesleyan University. Following field
research on immigrant and diasporic youth cultures and cultural industries
in Berlin as a DAAD Research Fellow at the Institute for European
Ethnology during the 2005-2006 academic year, Emrah returned to Wesleyan
to write his MA thesis titled “Post-migrant Sounds: Hip-Hop and
Creative Industries of Otherhood in WorldCity Berlin.” His current
research interests include historiography and ethnography of borderlands,
anthropology of Islam and pilgrimage, political economy and contraband
commerce as well as studies of gender and sexuality in the Middle East His
ongoing dissertation research is supported by the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Wenner-Gren Foundation for
Anthropological Research, and Die Zeit Stiftung Bucerius Fellowship in
Migration Studies. For more information, contact: J. Kehaulani Kauanui

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