Rethinking forced migration: Legacies of the Greek-Turkish population exchange
Dr Aslı Iğsız (New York University)
Public Seminar Series
Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5pm to 6pm
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2021
Refugee Histories in the Global South
How does forced migration look different if we examine it through a historical perspective? How have refugees been historical actors, as well as victims? This series examines a range of topics that illuminate these questions, by examining the historical entanglements between migration, im/mobility, colonialism, race, and borders.
Series convener: Dr Anne Irfan, Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration
About the speaker
Aslı Iğsız is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her research interests include political violence, eugenics, humanism, spatial segregation and forced migration, and cultural politics. Her first book Humanism in Ruins: Entangled Legacies of the Greek-Turkish Population Exchange (Stanford University Press) was published in 2018. Humanism in Ruins sought to offer a critique of liberalism from the angle of the management of difference, and explored the underlying racialized logics of population transfers, partitions, segregation, apartheid, and border walls. Currently she is working on a new project on the notion of fascist utopias in the contemporary world context. She will spend 2021-2022 in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, completing this monograph. Iğsız is co-editor of the Middle East e-zine Jadaliyya Turkey page.
This seminar will be held via Zoom. Register online here.
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