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Turkey in Seattle: An Oral History Project
Turkey in Seattle: An Oral History Project
WhenSaturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
WhereSeattle Center Armory
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe UW Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization. Turkfest 2019

In “Turkey in Seattle” Oral History Project, Dr. Melike Yucel-Koc investigates how people from Turkey immigrated to the Pacific Northwest Region. What was the motive behind their immigration? Did they intend to stay? How is their life style today? Her research study focuses on socio-demographic profile, education, work, and personal & family life of these immigrants from Turkey, circumstances surrounding immigration, observations about life as an immigrant in North America, identity, adjustment issues, and their plans for future. The study covers the immigrants from Turkey who came to PNW region from 1950s to today.

The talk will highlight immigration stories, as well as why oral history matters, and how to preserve these data.
Printed: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:14 PM PST