November 25, 2020
Based on an auto-ethnographic engagement with the feminist and transgender communities in Turkey, this presentation explores a historical examination of trans exclusionary radical feminist discourse emanated in the Anglo-American context, with a particular focus on its implications for the local and political specificities of feminism and transgender politics in contemporary Turkey.
Born in 1987, İstanbul; Sema Semih studied Philosophy at Boğaziçi University (BA) and Cultural Studies (MA) at İstanbul Bilgi University. She is currently working at Sabancı University Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender); in the projects titled Transformative Activism: Rethinking Gender and Politics (2017-...) and Curious Steps: Gender and Memory Walks (2016-...).
Organized by Cultural Studies and Gender Studies Speaker Series & SU Gender
Thursday, November 19, 2020