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Networking and Mentoring Workshop in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Online mini-Conference Mentoring and Networking for PhD students at Risk

Originally planned as a conventional physical meeting, this workshop took place in tightened format as online conference with nine speakers in three panels and a total of nine mentors from different disciplines (including several members of the KFG). The conference provided Ph.D. students “at-risk” (that is, students who have experienced difficulties in pursuing their dissertations due to political reasons and who have therefore left their country of origin, or are considering to do so), with a chance to discuss their work, and to embark on an exchange about further networking and funding possibilities. The participants in the workshop came from various disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. A conventional(physical) continuation of the workshop is planned for the near future.


Online Conference, Leipzig University, 15 May 2020

Panel 1, 9:00-10:30, Gender Studies

1. Panelist
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) refugees in Germany: Experiences around health system, wellbeing, identity and asylum seeking
2. Demet Bolat Erkoç, Berlin/Muğla
Building the Common: Women Experiences in the Collective Places in Turkey
3. Merve Fidan, Ankara
The Relationships between Attitudes towards Conscientious Objection to Military Service, Social Dominance Orientation, Masculine Ideology, and Human Rights

Participating peers: Vera Axyonova (Academics in Solidarity, FU Berlin), Olga Hünler (Bremen University), Gert Pickel, Markus Dreßler (all Leipzig University)

Panel 2, 11:00-12:30, Media Studies

1. Özge Çelikaslan, Braunschweig
Emancipation of the Image: Politics of Archiving and the Case of
Digital Media Archive of Social Movements in Turkey
2. Egemen Kepekçi, Bayreuth
Political potentials of queer cinema related with sexualities, class, and race
3. Pınar Asan, Münster
Mapping the Flux: Politics of Affect and Contemporary Moving Image Art in Turkey

Participating peers: Adrian Hermann (Bonn University), Christine Hanke, Paula Schrode (Bayreuth University), Markus Dreßler (Leipzig University)

Panel 3, 13:30-15:00, Politics, Urban Studies, and Law

1. Burcu Nur Binbuğa, Berlin/Ankara
Social and Political Opposition Represented by Environmental Movements against Neoliberal Politics in Contemporary Turkey
2. Hazel Başköy, Potsdam
Dispossession Process in the Context of Internal Forced Displacement and Urban Transformation: A Case Study of Sur Province in the City of Diyarbakır-Turkey
3. Burcu Konakçı, Berlin/Istanbul
Legal Defense in the Turkish Justice System: Cause Lawyering

Participating peers: Ergün Özgür (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient), Marian Burchardt, Markus Dreßler (all Leipzig University)

Further participants: Andreas Hölke, Melek Zorlu (both Leipzig University)

The workshop was organized by Markus Dressler with support by the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative, Academics in Solidarity, Leipzig University, as well as the Heisenberg-Program and the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities" funded by the German Research Foundation.