Kader Konuk


Kader Konuk is a professor of Turkish studies at the Universität Duisburg-Essen. In 2017, she founded the Academy in Exile, which offers over 37 scholars at risk fellowships to continue their research in Berlin and Essen. Trained as a comparatist in German, Turkish, and English literature, Konuk focuses on the disciplinary nexus between literary criticism, cultural studies, and intellectual history. Her research is situated at the intersections between religious and ethnic communities, beginning with the Ottoman modernization reforms and continuing on to Turkish-German relations in the twenty-first century. Her work examines cultural practices that evolve in the context of East-West relations (travel, migration, and exile).

Series Editor: The Academy in Exile Book Series

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Sociology, Sociology of Migration

Publications in the Series: The Academy in Exile Book Series

Web: Academy in exile
Uni Duisburg-Essen


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Refugee Routes
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Refugee Routes

Telling, Looking, Protesting, Redressing

Drawing on historical and contemporary examples of refugee routes, this book shows that invisibility can be countered by looking, silence by telling, extirpation by surviving, inequity by redressing, and uprooting by re-rooting.

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