Traveling Affinities: Politics of Belonging Beyond East and West

January 26, 2018
Tableau Général de l'Empire Ottoman by Ignatius Mouradgea d'Ohsson
12:00 PM
ASU Tempe campus - Coor Hall, Rm 4403 [4th floor]
Event Description: 

Works-in-Progress Lunch Series

Manuscript discussion:  Traveling Affinities: Politics of Belonging Beyond East and West by Neveser Köker

Portions of the manuscript will be distributed to attendees beforehand for reviewing in preparation for the discussion.

Lunch will be served.

Please do RSVP by Wednesday, JAN 24, at noon to help with the lunch order.

Dr. Neveser Köker received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She currently serves as an Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, The Honors College, at Arizona State University.  Before coming to ASU, Köker taught classes on modern and contemporary political thought as well as a first-year writing seminar focused on the politics of travel at Michigan.  Her research and teaching interests are in modern political thought, feminist theory, Islamic political thought, comparative political theory, French colonial history, and Middle Eastern studies. Her research examines political membership and belonging through the rich history of transnational interaction and exchange between Europe and the Middle East. Her book manuscript with the current working title, Traveling Affinities: Politics of Belonging Beyond East and West, studies eighteenth and nineteenth century French and Ottoman writings and archival documents that defy easy geopolitical narratives, either of long-standing confrontation between “East” and “West” or of cosmopolitan coexistence in “contact zones.”