Part of the Center for Latin American Studies Distinguished Lecture on Human Rights
Dr. Serap Ruken Sengul will serve as the discussant for this talk. Dr. Sengul is a sociocultural anthropologist from Kurdistan of Turkey. Her research expertise converges on gender and sexual formations of sovereignty, nationalism, kinship, violence, memory and displacement in the Kurdish borderlands of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Dr. Sengul earned her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She currently serves as Distinguished Research Fellow through the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the Center for Near Eastern Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. Besides her scholarly work, Dr. Sengul has maintained activist research in Turkey since the late 1990s with special focus on political violence in the Kurdish region.
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