Middle East Studies

Lecture | Fulya Pinar | The Bus that Transports Undocumented Migrants: Experimental Solidarities across the Refugee vs. Citizen Divide in Istanbul

Orange poster with green flowers on the top right and bottom left corner. Event details listed on poster. Fulya Pinar. The Bus that Transports undocumented Migrants. February 2 at noon

Thursday, February 2, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

About the Event
This talk presents an analysis of how migrants from the Middle East and West Africa experiment with everyday solidarities in Istanbul. Tracing the nature of interactions in a bus trip that Dr. Pınar took twice a week for about a year from central Şişli to the peripheral Esenyurt district of Istanbul during her ethnographic Ph.D. research, the talk explores how migrants invent creative ways to go about their mobility and livelihood projects despite their legally and economically constrained positions in contemporary Turkey.

About the Speaker
Fulya Pınar is the Alomran Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University. She is a cultural anthropologist, focused on displacement and social movements in Turkey and the Middle East.


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