March 23, 2016
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“Gendered Migration of Muslim Balkan Roma:
Work, Sexuality, and Ritual in New York and Germany”
Please join us April 15 for our fourth meeting of the Spring 2016 semester.
Carol Silverman, Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology, and Folklore Program.
Dr. Carol Silverman has written extensively on Balkan Roma culture, particularly “Gypsy” music and its gendered nature. She published Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora (Oxford, 2012). She has written on Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Balkans more widely. Her work has been widely recognized, and has appeared in many journals and collections. Her awards include a Guggenheim Award. Her talk compares Muslim Romani women’s agency in Germany and NYC as reflecting women’s negotiations in the gendered politics of power. and as responses to different socioeconomic contexts and migration policies. Her analysis illustrates how culture strategically changes in relationship to gendered issues of independence, family size and class status. Her talk is based on ethnographic fieldwork in NYC, Macedonia, and Germany.
. All meetings take place at NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 285 Mercer Street (between Waverly and Washington), 7th floor from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.