Ferda Ataman

September 14, 2021 at 1:00pm

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 as part of the Fall 2021 Turkish Immigration into the Federal Republic of Germany Lecture Series

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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