Border Politics, Syrian Migration and Violence in the Southeastern Margins of Turkey


This talk by Dr. H. Pınar Şenoğuz will be held from 4 to 6 pm in the Afrika-Asien-Institut of Universität Hamburg.

The new wars in the Middle East have generated mobilities and conflicts that enforced struggles over literal and figurative borders. Drawing on field research on the slum areas of Gaziantep Dr. Pınar Şenoğuz explores how Syrian immigration is governed and experienced in the southeastern margins of Turkey.

Local dwellers of Gaziantep negotiate border politics, by challenging, reinforcing and contesting the discourses, practices and techniques of refugee acceptance by the Turkish government. These struggles over borders may oppose, reconfigure and worsen preexisting relations of inequality among the local and refugee communities.

The talk will be held by Dr. H. Pınar Şenoğuz
Post-Doc & Philipp-Schwartz-Fellow
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institute for Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology

Time & Location

Mi, 22.03.2017, 16-18 h
Asien-Afrika-Institut, room 221
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (Flügel Ost)