Four activist-scholars will connect recent Argentine and Turkish/Kurdish practices of grassroots organizing and resistance, as well as debates and theorizations relating to gender, citizenship, and violence, weaving together emerging alternatives that push back against neoliberalism. They will discuss the ways in which the movements to which they belong work to defend increasingly precarious female bodies and lives without recourse to neoliberal discourses on “security.”
Marta Dillon, a journalist, writer, and activist, and Cecilia Palmeiro, an academic, writer, and activist, are part of the “Ni Una Menos” Argentine women’s collective. Zeynep Gambetti is professor of political theory at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Özlem Yasak is a Kurdish activist and scholar from Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Department of Gender and Women Studies and the Department of Sociology.