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Leyla J. Keough <email@example.com>
Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey
Transnational Migration, Agencey, Power, and Gender, Culture, Postsocialist societies, Europe, Turkey
|List Affiliations:||Emeritus Review Editor for H-Soyuz
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MA, Social Science, University of Chicago; BA, International Relations, George Washington University.
2006 Globalizing ‘postsocialism:’ Mobile mothers and neoliberalism on the margins of Europe. Anthropological Quarterly 21(3):431-461.
2004 Book review. Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study of Vernacular Politics by Jenny White. In Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (Fall).
2004 Mobile domestics and trafficking discourse in the margins of Europe. Focaal - European Journal of Anthropology 43:14-26.
2003 Driven women: Reconceptualizing women in traffic through the case of Gagauz mobile domestic laborers in Istanbul. Anthropology of East European Review 21(2) Autumn: 73-80.
Fall 2006 Visiting Lecturer, Amherst College. “Transnational Migration in Europe.”
Fall 2003 Instructor, UMass Amherst. “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.”
Spring 2003 Visiting Instructor, Mount Holyoke College. “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.”
Panel and Conference Organization
Graduate Association for the Anthropology of Europe, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2006. Co-organized Conference: “Policy and the Everyday.”
American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November 2005. Co-organized Panel: “‘Immaterial labor’ revisited: Ethnographies of transnational labor, sex and desire.”
Graduate Association for the Anthropology of Europe, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2004. Co-organized Inaugural Conference: “Emerging Work in the Anthropology of Europe.”
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Workshop, University of Madison, WI, March 2006. Invited Participant, “Practically global: Driven women and neoliberalism in the margins of Europe.”
Gender and Transition Workshop, Center for European Studies, New York University, Invited Speaker. December 2005. “Should I stay or should I go? The representations, experiences, and politics of (Gagauz) women’s labor migration in Moldova.”
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, Invited Speaker, March 2005. “What’s a good mother-worker to do these days? Representations of and by female Gagauz Moldovan labor migrants and their political effects in Moldova.”
SOYUZ, Princeton University, April 2006. “The Gendering of Migration Management in Moldova.”
Association for the Study of Nationalities. Columbia University, April 2006. Discussant on Panel “Alternative to the Ethnos: Real and Imagined Communities in Moldova.”
American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA, November 2006. “Globalizing ‘postsocialism:’ Mobile mothers and neoliberalism in the margins of Europe.”
American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November 2005. “The ‘immaterial’ labors of Moldovan migrants in Turkey: Questioning anthropological categories of gender, labor, and agency.”
International Organization for Migration, Chisinau, Moldova, November 2004. “Transnational gendered labor in the margins of postsocialist Europe.”
European Association for Social Anthropology, Vienna, September 2004. “Maids of education, entrepreneurs of margin: Class and gender between Moldova and Turkey.”
Consultant, International Organization for Migration - Moldova and International Organization for Migration - Turkey, Fall 2004 - Summer 2005.
Consultant, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Fall 2004.
Researcher, Institute for Development Anthropology, Binghamton, NY, Fall 1999 - Spring 2000.
Assessed feasibility of needs of local refugees in Binghamton, NY area.
Development Associate, International Institute of Boston, Refugee Resettlement Agency, 1999 and Summer 2000.
Worked with Director of Development to plan and implement fundraising activities.