THE LECTURE WAS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER. DER VORTRAG WURDE AUF NOVEMBER VERSCHOBEN.
Drawing on the conceptual tools of Whiteness Studies, Barış Ünlü presents a historical-sociological model to examine the relations between the historical constitution and contemporary functioning of Turkishness; the socio-genesis of the Turkish nation and state and the psycho-genesis of the Turkish individual; the thoughts and feelings of Turks; and the structural privileges and unconsciousness strategies of Turkishness.
Biography: Barış Ünlü has a BA in Economics and MA in Political Science from Ankara University. He completed his PhD in Sociology at SUNY Binghamton in the spring of 2008. His dissertation, entitled “The Genealogy of a World-Empire: The Ottomans in World History”, explores the formation of the Ottoman Empire from a comparative and world-historical perspective. His most recent book is: The Turkishness Contract: Its Formation, Functioning, and Crisis (in Turkish), (Ankara: Dipnot Press, 2018). In February 2017, with a State of Emergency decree, he was expelled from Ankara University, where he had been employed for 17 years, for signing the Academics for Peace declaration. He is currently a Philipp Schwartz research fellow at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The talk will be held in English. / Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.