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Book launches, Conferences & lectures

Nazan Üstündag: The mother, the politician and the guerrilla

At the Speculative Life Research Cluster (Concordia Ethnography Lab)

Date & time
Thursday, April 25, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dr. Nazan Üstündag


This event is free


Social Justice Centre


Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Room EV 10.625

Wheel chair accessible


On April 25, the Concordia Ethnography Lab will host a discussion with author Dr. Nazan Üstündağ at the Speculative Life Research Cluster (EV 10.625).  

Nazan Üstündağ will discuss her recent book Mother, Politician and Guerrilla with Philippe Néméh-Nombré.

The book intervenes in debates on feminist political theory, political imaginaries, gendered subjectivities, and state violence in Kurdistan with a focus on the Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement.


Nazan Üstündağ received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington in 2005. Following this, she held the position of Assistant Professor at Boğaziçi University’s Department of Sociology from 2005 to 2018.

Since 2018, Üstündağ has been affiliated with various institutions, including the Transregionale Studien in Berlin, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and Alice Solomon Hochschule.

Additionally, she is a founding member of Women for Peace and Academics for Peace in Turkey. She actively participates in organizations such as the Global Prison Abolitionist Network and Women Weaving the Future, and contributes to worldwide news broadcasts on women’s issues through Jin TV.

Philippe Néméh-Nombré is assistant professor at Saint Paul University's Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation. His research focuses on black political thought, cultures, poetics and ecologies, on the possibilities of relations between black and indigenous liberatory perspectives, and on critical methodologies. He is also a member of the Black Symposium organizing committee.

Vegan snacks and mocktails will be served. Welcome to all. 

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