Labor Migration, Degrees of Privilege, and the Politics of Hope in Turkey

Labor Migration, Degrees of Privilege, and the Politics of Hope in Turkey

Ayşe Parla, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton & Department of Anthropology Sabanci University, Istanbul

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383
UCLA

Ayşe Parla is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests include migration, citizenship, labor, ethnicity, globalization and transnational processes. Parla is currently completing a book entitled Precarious Hope: Migrants, Law and Relative Privilege. Parla's recent publications include "Property, Dispossession, and Citizenship in Turkey" in Public Culture (2016, with C. Ozgul), "For Us, Migration is Ordinary: Post-1989 Labour Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey" in Migration in the Southern Balkans (2015); and "Labor Migration, Ethnic Kinship, and the Conundrum of Citizenship in Turkey" in Citizenship Studies (2011). Parla was a visiting research scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study at the University of British Columbia in 2014. She is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton for 2017-2018. She holds a BA from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology from New York University.


Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology