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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 | 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

2022 McCurdy Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel will deliver the 2022 McCurdy Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall.

 Her presentation "Portraits Of Unbelonging" will ask the audience to consider how photography has policed borders and differences. How do photography and statecraft intersect in the making and unmaking of citizens?

"Portraits Of Unbelonging" is a double-sided history of migration, examining one of the first uses of photographs to police borders. It studies the history of Ottoman Armenian emigration from the Ottoman east to the United States from the politically fraught and often violent 1890s to the end of Abdülhamid II's reign in 1909.

Dr. Gürsel, an associate professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, is a media anthropologist whose scholarship involves both the analysis and production of images. She is also a film director and prolific author. 

Presentation 4:45-6 p.m.
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center,
John B. Davis Lecture Hall

Reception to follow
Weyerhaeuser Board Room

Contact: Jackie Walcome,

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Public, Staff, Students

Admission: Free

Sponsor: Anthropology

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