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Comparative & Interdisciplinary Approaches
 in the Field of Turkish Studies

Event: "Turkish Studies from an Interdisciplinary Perspective"


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October 10-11, 2014
The Guild Lounge, Scott Hall,
 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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Special thanks to the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association and the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University

Friday, October 10, 2014

Time Topic / Event
9:30am Welcoming Remarks
Sinan Ciddi, Rita Koryan, Kent Schull
10:00am-12:00pm Panel I
Moderator: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

Evren Savci, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University
- "Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas: Re-Theorizing Governance Through the 'Turkish model'"
Discussant: Nisa Goksel, Department of Sociology and Gender Studies, Northwestern University

Zeynep K. Korkman, Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona
- "Beyond the Public Sphere: Intimate Publics of Feminized Divination in Turkey"
Discussant: Lisel Hintz, Department of Political Science, George Washington University
2:00pm-5:00pm Panel II
Moderator: Brian Edwards, Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literary Studies, & American Studies Director, Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA)

Esra Akcan, Associate Professor, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
- "The Architecture of AK Party's Istanbul"
Discussant: Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

Ozge Samanci, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Northwestern University
- "Developing Country"
Discussant: Sibel Oktay, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois-Springfield

Christopher Dole, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Amherst College
- "The House That Saddam Built: Protest and Psychiatry in Post-Disaster Turkey"
Discussant: Orit Bashkin, NELC and History, University of Chicago (TBC)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time Topic / Event
2:00pm-5:00pm Panel III
Moderator: Kaya Sahin, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Salih Can Aciksoz, Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona
- "Being-on-the-Mountains: Affective Afterlife of War"
Discussant: Arda Gucler, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

Esra Akin-Kivanc, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of South Florida
- "Written Sources of Ottoman Art History: A Local and Cross-cultural Analysis"
Discussant: Ipek Yosmaoglu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University
12:00pm-12:30pm Roundtable and Closing Remarks
Sinan Ciddi, Rita Koryan, Kent Schull

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