It’s with great pleasure that I share that Mediha Sorma passed her General Examinations with excellence and distinction. Her committee members— Alys Weinbaum, Resat Kasaba, Salim Kuru (GSR) and myself—noted the richness of the written exams and the originality of Mediha’s interdisciplinary inquiries into Turkish and U.S. racialization, nationalism, empire, state formation, gender, grief, and mothering in comparative perspective. We all look forward to Mediha’s dissertation work on Kurdish subalternity, gendered insurgency, and non-national mothering. Join me in congratulating Mediha on her successful advancement to candidacy.
Chandan Reddy, Supervisory Committee Co-Chair