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Queer@King's is delighted to host Professor Yasemin Giritli Inceoglu for a talk about LGBTQIA+ representation in Turkish mainstream media. The lecture will shed light on the discriminatory, sexist, homophobic and transphobic discourses pervasive across Turkish media. Professor Inceoglu will situate her analysis of queer people's media representation in relation to the legal frameworks governing LGBTQIA+ rights in Turkey. The talk will also consider examples of resistance and activist interventions against anti-queer discourses, to argue ultimately for the power of counter-speech to protect minority communities' rights, safety and dignity.

Speaker's Bio: Yasemin Giritli Inceoglu

Yasemin Giritli Inceoglu is a Professor of Media Studies and currently a visiting scholar in the Media and Communication Department of the London School of Economics. Previously she was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (1994), New Delhi Universitys Media Studies Center (2014), EUI-European University Institute (2017), and Birkbeck, University of London (2020-2021). Her books include Women and the Body (2010), Hate Speech and Hate Crimes (2012) Minorities, The Other and Media (2014), Journalism: A Peacekeeping Agent at a Time of Conflict (2018-Brill), LGBTI+ Individuals and Media (2019); Pandemics, Neoliberalism and Media (2021) and most recently, Populism and Media (2023). Her research focuses on media criticism and hate speech.

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King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

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