Turkish Studies


All sessions will be held in Scott Hall's Guild Lounge on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. Read an overview of the conference.

Go to: November 2  November 3 • November 4

November 2

1:30–2:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Northwestern University
  • Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan

2:30–4:15 Session I: Kurdish Formations and Transformations through History

4:15–4:30 Coffee Break

4:30–6:15 Session II: Theorizing Entangled Nationalisms 

Thursday, November 3

8:45–10:30 Session III: Strategies of the Turkish State: violence and displacement

10:30–10:45 Coffee Break

10:45–12:30 Session IV: Strategies of Kurdish Resistance 

12:30–1:30 Lunch Break

1:30–3:15 Session V: Kurdish women’s mobilization and resistance across borders 

3:15–3:30 Coffee Break 

3:30–5:15 Session VI: Spatial perspectives and contestations in borderlands 

Friday, November 4

8:45–10:15 Session VII: Remembering, Commemorating, and Theorizing Violence

10:15–10:30 Coffee Break 

10:30–12:15 Session VIII: Kurdish Autonomy in the new Middle East 

12:15–1:00 Lunch

1:00–2:00 Concluding Remarks

  • Hamit Bozarslan, EHESS, Kurdish Issue, Kurdish Studies: A General Overview