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Queer Baby: A Collaborative Multimedia Project with LGBTI Refugees in Turkey

Due to the discrimination and the abuse they experience in Iran, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals flee their home country and arrive in Turkey. Elif Sari is examining the practices and processes of LGBTI asylum as well as refugees’ experiences in Turkey. In a yearlong collaborative multimedia project with community partners and the Iranian LGBTI refugee community in Denizli, Sari is producing and disseminating different artistic media — including podcasts, video and photo installations, and a film title “Queer Baby” — that explore the subtleties of being an LGBTI refugee in a transition country like Turkey.

The Team

  • Graduate student: Elif Sari, anthropology
  • Special committee chair: Saida Hodžić, Department of Anthropology
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Community partner: Iranian LGBTI Refugees Group
  • Community partner: Pink Life QueerFest

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