Ahmet Atay, Professor, Department of Communication, College of Wooster
Wednesday 14 December, 2022 at 5.30-7.00pm, G4, City Campus, University of Brighton.
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As a media and cultural studies scholar, in this project I bring together different my interests in memory, visual culture, and diaspora studies. Hence, I focus on visualizing the colonial histories, diasporic past, and representation of postcolonial and diasporic dislocation, hybridity, memory, home, and belonging. In this larger project, I am also interested in diasporic queer experiences, histories, and memories. This project is about memory. It is about negotiating and making sense of intercultural, diasporic, and cosmopolitan memory. It is also about remembering the past, keeping it alive, and not letting it go. Hence, in this project, I focus on in-between experiences and remembering the past through the liminal spaces that we perpetually step in and out of as dislocated and planted bodies.
Methodologically, this research will work within critical and cultural methods. I will use a mixture of critical ethnography, oral histories, autoethnography, archival research, and visual and digital methodologies. This project will be a multi-year and multifaceted project.
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