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October 7 HGMV: "Nostalgia as an Analytical Tool Applied to Turkey" presentation by Yagmur Karakaya

October 7 HGMV: "Nostalgia as an Analytical Tool Applied to Turkey" presentation by Yagmur Karakaya

Thursday, October 6, 4:00pm
710 Social Sciences
Yagmur Karakaya: "Nostalgia as an Analytical Tool Applied to Turkey"

Yagmur is a PhD student at UMN Sociology department. She is interested in sociology of culture, collective memory and popular media analysis. Her dissertation is on Ottoman nostalgia in contemporary Turkey, which engages with this phenomenon in two levels: state (neo-Ottomanism) and popular (Ottomania), questioning the different ways in which these two domains interpret and use the Ottoman past. Currently she is also working on a comparative paper on collective memory of Holocaust in Turkey and Spain with Alejandro Baer.