CMES Colloquium: Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam

Event time: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
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Event description: 

Hosted by Eda Pepi
Evren Savcı is a scholar of transnational sexualities, whose work is informed by feminist and queer theory and ethnographic methodology. Her first book Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam (2021, Duke University Press) analyzes sexual politics under contemporary Turkey’s AKP regime. Her second book project tentatively entitled Failures of Modernization: Polygamy, Islamic Matrimony and Cousin Marriages in the Turkish Republic turns to these sexual practices that were deemed “uncivilized” and either heavily discouraged or outlawed by the Turkish Republic and investigate both their historical regulation as well as their current practices.

Speaker/Performer: 
Evren Savci, Yale University

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