Istanbul Center Stories: Marianne Hirsch

Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

August 08, 2018

I have now worked on three projects with the Columbia Global Center in Istanbul (Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance), and have learned so much in the process! All three projects were sponsored by the Women Creating Change Initiative of Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference and, in each, I have found that working with feminist colleagues and students in Turkey opened up exciting new conversations. Our collaboration on the Reframing Gender Violence project has been especially rewarding, as Istanbul students adapted, developed and deepened the questions we raised on campus. I hope that we can continue the fruitful discussions across our network.