Temporalities of middle-classness in between Peace and War
This talk focuses on temporalities of middle-classness among university students in urban Iraqi Kurdistan. Drawing on ethnographic research in the city of Sulaimani, in the relatively peaceful moment of 2012, the talk grasps the ambivalent position of young adult university students at the crossroads between their memories of war and political conflict and their dreams of a peaceful and successful middle-class future.
Katrine Scott is a lecturer at Department of Gender Studies and a visiting scholar at CMES. She defended her thesis Seeking Middle-Classness – University Students in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018 (http://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/35791201/Katrine_Scott_Thesis_Final.pdf)