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Book Talk: “Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam talk by Evren Savcı (Yale)

March 5, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Queer in Translation intervenes in queer studies’ separate, and in fact diagonally opposing approaches to neoliberalism and Islam by using the case of Turkey’s AKP governments for the past 16 years. I theorize “neoliberal Islam” as a unique regime that brings together economic and religious moralities that work to deploy marginality onto ever expanding populations instead of concentrating it in the lower echelons of society (as has been proposed for US neoliberalism, for instance). I suggest that sexual liberation movements are the most productive places from which to theorize neoliberal Islam as well as to imagine resistances to it, since those on the gendered and sexual margins have experienced the effects of such marginalization for longer and more intensely.

 

Evren Savcı is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Southern California, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Sociology from University of Virginia. Following her Ph.D., she was a postdoctoral fellow at The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN).

 

Please register in advance. More information: griffin.orlando@duke.edu

 

Co-sponsored by the Turkish Circle, DUMESC and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies.

 

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