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Published on Friday, October 04, 2013


The point of departure of this conference, organized by the Paris Institute for advanced Studies, is the question raised by Nermin Abadan Unat in 1977 on the implications of migration on emancipation and pseudo-emancipation of Turkish women.



Friday, 8/11/2013 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

9.30 Greetings/Opening remarks

  • 10.00 - 10.45 Nermin Abadan-Unat, Senior Prof. of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Emancipation and pseudo-emancipation: fallacy or the force of social control in a global world
  • 10.45 - 11.30 Dominique Schnapper, Directeur d’études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, Emancipation and integration

Discussant: Nilüfer Göle, Directrice d'études at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris

  • 11.30 -12.15 Mine Eder, Prof. of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Paradoxes of vulnerability and empowerment: Turkey’s female migrant workers since the 1990s

Discussant: Czarina Wilpert, University of Berlin
12.15 – 13.30 LUNCH

  • 13.30 - 14.15 Nancy Foner, Prof. of Sociology, Hunter College, N.Y., The Emancipation of Immigrant Women: The View from the United States

Discussant: Nancy Green, Directrice d'études EHESS

  • 14.15 - 15.00 Ahmet Icduygu, Prof. International Relations, Koc University, Istanbul (co-author: Deniz Karci Korfali), What do those left behind think about gender roles and migration: evidence from Morocco, Senegal, Ukraine and Turkey

Discussant: Danièle Joly, University of Warwick and EHESS, Paris
15.00 – 15.30 COFFEE BREAK

  • 15.30 – 16.15 Gretty Mirdal, Professor of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, and director, Institute for Advanced Studies of Paris . Co-author: Fatma Kücükyildiz, Varieties of emancipation – Varieties of freedom: Turkish women in Denmark across thirty years
  • 16.15 – 17.00 Anika Liversage, Senior Researcher, Danish National Center for Social Research, Copenhagen. Emancipatory changes for young Turkish women in Europe - female self-determination in sexual matters over three decades

Discussant (to be confirmed)
20.00 DINNER for speakers and discussants

Saturday, 9/11/2013, from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 9.00 – 9.45 Cigdem Kagitcibasi, Professor of Psychology, Koc University, İstanbul, Women, family and self in migration: Theoretical and applied issues
  • 9.45 – 10.30 Karen Phalet, Professor of Intercultural Studies, University of Utrecht, Autonomous and related? Self-construals and acculturation strategies among Turkish migrant women

Discussant for Kagitcibasi and Phalet’s papers: Reader Ruth Mandel, University College, London

  • 10.30 -11.15 Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Professor of Sociology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Between autonomy and loneliness: the gains and pains of women migrants

Discussant: Riva Kastoryano, Directrice de recherche, CNRS, Science Po, CERI, Paris
11.15-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

  • 11.30- 12.15 Christiane Timmerman, Professor of Sociology, Antwerp University (Co-author: Kenneth Hemmerechts) Gendered migration aspirations in Turkey

Discussant: Mirjana Morkovasci-Müller, Directrice de recherche émérite au CNRS, Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique – CNRS - Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre la Défense (to be confirmed)

  • 12.15 - 13.00 Serpil Sancar, Professor of Political Science, Ankara University Islamism, women’s rights politics and female emancipation issues from Turkey

Discussant: (to be confirmed)
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

  • 14.00- 15.00 Deniz Kandiyoti, Professor, Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Overview and Concluding Discussion

15.00-15.30 Plans for publication


  • Institut d'études avancées de Paris, Hôtel de Lauzun, salle des gardes - 17 quai d'Anjou
    Paris, France (75004)


  • Friday, November 08, 2013
  • Saturday, November 09, 2013

Attached files


  • migrations, emanicipation, femmes turques, Turkish women, pseudo-émancipation


  • Simon Luck
    courriel : simon [dot] luck [at] paris-iea [dot] fr

Reference Urls

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  • Simon Luck
    courriel : simon [dot] luck [at] paris-iea [dot] fr


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