Professor Meyda Yegenoglu: “Islam, Migrancy and Hospitality in Europe”

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Event start time
14.15
Event end date
Event end time
15.30
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Linna building, lecture hall 6017 (Address: Kalevantie 5)

A couple of years ago professor Meyda Yegenoglu wrote that “Europe has solidified its unitary identity as Europe, making other within its borders more alien than before depending on their religious, ethnic, and racial affiliation”. Nothing could be more topical in the global politics we are witnessing now.

Meyda Yegenoglu is Professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University. She has published widely on postcolonialism, orientalism, Islam, secularism and religion, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, Europe, globalization and migrancy. She has received her Ph.D from University of California, Santa Cruz. She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, Oberlin College, Rutgers University, New York University, University of Vienna and Oxford University. She is the author of Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Islam, Migrancy and Hospitality in Europe (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012).

This lecture is a part of TAPRI open lecture series and Gender Studies research seminars.

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Tarja Väyrynen
Professor, Research Director
tel. +358 40 190 4097
e-mail tarja.vayrynen@uta.fi