'Understanding Diaspora: The Case of Kurds in London' BSA Theory Study Group Symposium, organised in association with the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester
14 May 2010, University of Leicester
Organised by Ipek Demir (Leicester University)
This symposium will provide a forum for reflecting and discussing ‘diaspora’ by focusing on the case of Kurds from Turkey. Since the late-1980s there has been a significant migration of Kurds from Turkey to the various countries in Western Europe. Even though Kurds from Turkey make up a significant proportion of London’s ethnic minority population, they constitute an ‘invisible’ diasporic community, both in terms of the current debates surrounding ethnicity and Muslim minority in the UK and in diaspora studies. The papers will consider theoretical and political dimensions as well as discuss current empirical work.
Umut Erel, RCUK Academic Fellow, Open University
Janroj Keles, London Metropolitan University
Ibrahim Sirkeci, European Business School, London
Latif Tas, Queen Mary, University of London
Issa Tozun, London Metropolitan University
Ipek Demir, University of Leicester
The symposium is free for all BSA members and those at the University of Leicester. For all others, there is a charge of £10 payable on the day.
As places are limited, if you would like to attend, please register by e-mailing (before May 1st 2010) Ipek Demir (id34[AT] le.ac.uk) and stating your institutional affiliation.
For more info:http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/bsatheorysg
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