9/8Dissertation Defense Of Caner Hazar
Dissertation Defense Of Caner HazarWednesday, September 8th, 202110:00 AM - 12:00 PMOtherZoom
The LGBT Movement in Turkey, 1980-2020:
Applying a Heteronational Matrix Analysis
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
10 AM-12 PM
Nancy Naples, Co-Chair
Zehra Arat, Co-Chair
In this dissertation, I explore the question: what national dynamics influence the strategies and actions of LGBT activists in the Turkish context? I analyze the historical development and shifts in the grassroots LGBT activism in Turkey. I draw on semi-structured interviews with 36 activists from 6 cities in Turkey and from my knowledge as a participant in the LGBT activist community in Istanbul from 2009 to 2012. I introduce and develop the term “heteronational matrix” to explore how gender and sexualities are dynamically woven into the symbolic and material construction of the nation and influence LGBT activist strategies as the national political context changes over time. In Chapter 1, I discuss the social construction of gender, my heteronational matrix perspective, and social movements theory. In Chapter 2, I discuss the data collection process, sources of information, interview questions, and analysis. In Chapter 3, I explore how trans sex workers and the early LGBT movement developed their political speech in the 1980s and the 1990s in interaction with the classed, political, and gendered fault-lines of the Turkish nation-state and civil society. In Chapter 4, I analyze how LGBT activists developed a grassroots praxis with which activists saw their historical situatedness (along with wars in the Middle East region, militarism in Turkey, and oppression of other ethnic and religious communities) as intrinsic to their gendered experience in the 2000s. In Chapter 5, I explore how new tensions emerged between the grassroots LGBT activism and the Turkish state and global LGBT politics, specific to the 2010-2020 period. In Chapter 6, I assess the contribution of “heteronational matrix” as a dynamic perspective to understand the intersection of gender and sexuality and nation and as a contribution to social movements literature. I conclude with some possible future research directions.
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9/10Sociology Colloquium Series: Dr. Whitney Pirtle (University of California Merced)
Sociology Colloquium Series: Dr. Whitney Pirtle (University of California Merced)Friday, September 10th, 202103:00 PM - 04:30 PMOtherWebEx
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9/23Writing The NSF GRFP "Personal, Relevant Background And Future Goals Statement" Session
Writing The NSF GRFP "Personal, Relevant Background And Future Goals Statement" SessionThursday, September 23rd, 202101:30 PM - 02:30 PMOtherWebEx
This particular session will focus on writing the NSF GRFP Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals essay. The essay is designed to give reviewers a sense of who you are, your experience and readiness to conduct advanced research and studies, and your research and career goals. We will discuss how to approach this essay and work to explore your motivation, experience, and goals to help you - and your reader - gain a deeper understanding of your fellowship application.
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To be eligible, applicants must be either rising seniors or 1st year or 2nd year graduate students, plan on a PhD/research-oriented career, and be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Eligible fields of study are: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research.
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