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Ferda Ataman, “Die ewigen Fremden. Türkeistämmige in deutschen Medien. Ein Überblick 1961 bis 2021” / “Perpetual Strangers. People of Turkish Origin in German Media. An Overview 1961-2021”
September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+ at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the Program of German and Scandinavian Studies at UMass Amherst.
This lecture is one in the five part series Türkische Migration nach Deutschland: Einblicke, Rückblicke, Ausblicke (Turkish Immigration into the Federal Republic of Germany: Past Present Future). This event will be held in German with English interpretation.
Ferda Ataman is a journalist, author, and expert for diversity and racism. In 2019 her book, Ich bin von hier. Hört auf zu fragen! “I’m from here. Stop asking!” appeared with S. Fischer and sparked a debate about belonging in Germany under the hashtag #vonhier. Until 2020 she wrote the SPIEGEL column “Heimatkunde.” Ataman is chairwoman of the association Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen (New German Media Professionals), which advocates for more diversity in the media, and she is co-founder of the neuen deutschen organisationen (New German Organizations), a network for post-migrant initiatives from all over Germany. In 2019 Ataman received the Julie and August Bebel Prize for innovative and emancipatory contributions to political education. Ataman lives in Berlin.
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