Gender and Immigration between Europe and the Middle East
Investigates the gendered experience of immigration and its implications for changing the culture both at home and in the hosting countries. Between the traditions of the country of origin and acculturation to the new home, women and LGBTQ communities are the most vulnerable facing gender-based discrimination and violence. Nonetheless, immigration also offers the opportunity to cross the borders of binaries, such as femininity and masculinity, which can be empowering and liberating. This seminar is offered as part of the Middle East in Europe: Berlin/Istanbul study abroad program.