Turan Kayaoglu, Professor of International Relations and UW Tacoma’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, has been selected to join the 2017 roster of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau. Humanities Washington recruits speakers from across the state to spark “conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, to nurture thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.” Bureau speakers are selected for their expertise as well as talent for inspirational talks.
Turan’s talk focuses on slavery, civil rights, and post 9/11 anxieties. Entitled American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics, he discusses how American Muslims’ experiences in the US provide a perspective for understanding our country. Turan joins many other experts with national and international reputations, including UW Tacoma faculty member Natalie Jolly.