Seminar: 'Solidarity is the kindness between peoples' with Özden Melis Uluğ

Event Details

November 17, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Room: Events Hall 160 East

Free admission
Contact:
Debbie Weyl
413-545-5957

Postdoctoral researcher Özden Melis Uluğ speaks on “Solidarity is the kindness between peoples," an exploration of solidarity experiences among activists and academics for peace in Turkey.

Presented by the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence, which is designed to promote interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and students interested in the topics of conflict, violence, and peace, from a wide range of departments across campus.

Open to everyone.  Refreshments will be served

Uluğ holds a B.Sc. in psychology and a B.A. minor in studies in politics from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She received her M.Sc. in political psychology with distinction from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland in 2011 and her Ph.D. in psychology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany in 2016. She focused on the socially shared conflict understandings among different segments of society (e.g., politicians, scholars and journalists, and lay people) in the context of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey.

Uluğ has also conducted follow-up studies in order to understand the role of intergroup contact in different status groups on conflict understandings and peace-related outcomes, such as attitudes toward reconciliation and peace.  In addition to intergroup conflict, reconciliation and peace, her research interests also include collective action and solidarity between disadvantaged groups.