Gender, Love and Migration

Listening, telling, gathering, and imagining stories of the migrant experience matters enormously – and increasingly urgently – in its impacts upon public opinion and indirectly on public policy. This seminar series explores the narrated, the affective, relational, and performative dimensions of migrants’ experiences of agency and exploitation in different gendered social settings with a particular focus on ‘love’.

About the convenor: Dikmen Yakali received her PhD on Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham. She is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. In her research and publications she focuses on narratives of self and family; and explores how interconnections of gender and love are integrated in our gendered narrative identities. She is the president of the International Society for the Study of Gender and Love, and has been affiliated with COMPAS since October 2018.

Thursday 4 November 2021 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Thursday 18 November 2021 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Thursday 2 December 2021 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)

This series features in the following public collections: