Pearls á la Turca,

monthly opinion column


Anthropology News

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Femininities and Masculinities in Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa 


12. “When the Wind is Called Haydar.” Anthropology News, December 2016


11. “Daring to Love: Gender and Sexuality in Layla and Majnun.” Anthropology News, November 2016

10. “Reading Masculinities through the Cat Man of Aleppo.” Anthropology News, October 2016

9. “Beyond the Fez: Masculinities of Art, Design, and Fashion in the MENA region.” Anthropology News, September 2016

8. “Food For Thought: Tracing Gender and Sensuality in Middle Eastern Cuisine.” Anthropology News, August 2016

7. “A Firm Foundation for Empowerment: Summer Olympics, Women, and the MENA Region.” Anthropology News, July 2016

6. “Conversation, Not Coffee, is What the Heart Wants: Masculinities and Femininities of Public Space.” Anthropology News, June 2016

5. “In Celebration of Womanhood.” Anthropology News, May 2016


4. “Unsettling Gender Normativities through Music and Dance in the MENA region.” Anthropology News, April 2016


3. “On Exploring Masculinities in the Middle East.” Anthropology News, March 2016


2. “Sensuality and Sexual Topographies in the Middle East and North Africa.” Anthropology News, February 2016


1. “The Shah of Snakes: Why Shahmaran Matters.” Anthropology News, January 2016