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

Fulya Pınar Event

Thursday, February 2, 2023

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street *registration required

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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.

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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.