October 18, 2016, 5:30pm
Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam
Presenter: Dr. Evren Savcı (San Francisco University) and Dr. Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore College)
Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA

Join us for a dynamic discussion with special guest, Dr. Evren Savcı (San Francisco University), facilitated by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore College), on queerness in the Middle East and how LGBT politics manifest under neoliberal Islamic regimes.  

Dr. Evren Savcı is Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Middle East and Islamic Studies at San Francisco University. Her ongoing book project, Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam, traces the travel and translation of Western concepts that surround discourses on non-normative genders and sexualities in contemporary Turkey.  

Dr. Sa’ed Atshan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and specializes in topics related to Israel/Palestine. 

This event was sponsored by the the Middle East Center in partnership with the Penn Humanities Forum, the Alice Paul Center, the LGBT Center and the Association of Queer International Students.