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Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

Promoting dialogue and scholarship to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary Turkey.

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Politics of Stigmatization and Human Insecurities in Hybrid Regimes: Actors, Mechanisms, and Responses

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies at Northwestern University and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications to the workshop "Politics of Stigmatization and Human Insecurities in Hybrid Regimes: Actors, Mechanisms, and Responses."

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2024 Annual Conference Call for Abstracts: Looking Turk-ish: A Modern Identity Reframed

Each year, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program convenes a conference around a chosen theme. This year's conference will be dedicated to the role of visual objects and technologies in the making of modern Turkish identity, and it will take place in Northwestern University’s Evanston campus on May 31- June 1, 2024. Applications are now open until March 1, 2024.

Conference Details


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Understanding contemporary Turkey in connection with global social processes, problems and conflicts.

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Book Talk w/ Elise Massicard “Street-Level Governing”

Watch the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program's most recent event recording, Book Talk: Street-Level Governing, with author of Street-Level Governing: Negotiating the State in Urban Turkey, Dr. Elise Massicard, SciencesPo Paris, CERI and commentator Dr. Bilge Yabanci, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow Northwestern University & Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

The Turkish Studies & Language Community

The Turkish studies and language community at Northwestern is interdisciplinary, extending from the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs to the Block Museum of Art.

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