Turkish Studies Symposium

The Turkish Studies Symposium is an annual CSAMES symposium.

2009: Fifth Annual Turkish Studies Symposium
Turkish Diasporas, Turkish Communities

View the flyer and program for a printable version of these details.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building

1:30pm-1:45pm Opening Remarks
Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Director of CSAMES
1:45pm–3:15pm Kemal Karpat, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  "Turkish Migration to the US"
Kristen Ghodsee, Bowdoin College
  "Becoming Arab: Muslim Minorities, Religious Identities, and Ethnic Turkish Political Hegemony in
  Postsocialist Bulgaria"
3:30pm–5:00pm Jeffrey Jurgens, Bard College
  "‘The Police Came from Leipzig, You Know’: Gendered Violence, Racialized Space, and Turkish Immigrant
  Soccer in Berlin"

Aydin Cecen, Central Michigan University
  "From Globalization to Islamization: On the Political Economy of Privatization, Current Account Deficits,
  and Hot Money in Turkey"
5:15pm–5:45pm   A Deniz Balgamis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  "Turkish Migration Studies in the US: Its History and Future"
5:45pm–6:00pm   Concluding Remarks
Mahir Saul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6:00pm–7:30pm Reception
The Bread Company, 706 S Goodwin Ave., Urbana
7:45pm-9:30pm Screening of Im Juli, a film by Fatih Akin
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
Introduction by Jeffrey Jurgens


The Turkish Studies Symposium is organized and hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Center; European Union Center; and Center for Global Studies.

Past Turkish Studies Symposia

  • 2008: "Islam, Secularism, and Democracy in Turkey Today" -- view symposium flyer and program
  • 2007: "Turkey and Europe: Cultural Dimensions" -- view symposium flyer, film screening flyer, and program
  • 2006: "Turkey and Europe" -- view symposium flyer
  • 2005: "Media and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Republican Turkey" -- view symposium flyer