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**Postponed** Diasporic Tradition as Curatorial Practice

Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Mar 11 2020
**Postponed** Diasporic Tradition as Curatorial Practice

The Making of Kurdish Identity in the United States: A Presentation by Newhouse Fellow Nazan Bedirhanoglu

In this talk, Nazan Bedirhanoglu reflects on the use of symbols and narratives as building blocks of the Kurdish diasporic identity and share insights about her field research on the Kurdish diaspora in the United States.

Kurds are denied their basic human rights in their home region, divided by Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and struggle against the assimilation by their governments. Many Kurds see these governments as colonial powers, and they construct their identity with symbols and

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