Kurdish Studies Association events at MESA/New Orleans

2013-Logo-w-datesKurdish Studies Association events for MESA
If you are attending this year’s MESA conference in New Orleans, please join us at the following KSA events:

Thursday, October 10
Kurdish Studies Association General Meeting
Napoleon DC (3rd floor)

Friday, October 11
KSA sponsored film screening: About 111 Girls
MESA FilmFest venue

Saturday, October 12
KSA lunch gathering
Location: TBA

Saturday, October 12
Location: check MESA program
KSA sponsored panel

‘Othering’ and Kurds: Exploring Displacement, Belonging, and Resistance

Chair: Christian Sinclair, U Arizona
Discussant: Diane E. King, Ohio State U/U Kentucky

–Ozge Sensoy Bahar, UIUC–“Back Then and Now”: Experiences of Armed Conflict, Migration, and Its Aftermath through the Eyes of Kurdish Migrant Women

–Mehmet Kurt (panel organizer), Bingöl U–Changing Social Structure in Kurdish Border Towns: The Reflections of State-Society Relations on Identity Formation

–Ipek Demir, U Leicester, UK–Translating and Transforming Kurdishness in Diaspora

–Mija Sanders, U Arizona/ Mercy Corps–Being a Kurdish Transgender Woman Sex-Worker in Diyarbakir: Narratives of Displacement, Belonging, and Resistance


Kurdish Studies Association: Call for Logo Design


The Kurdish Studies Association (KSA) announces an open call to artistically-inclined individuals who are willing to design a logo for the association. This will be the logo used for KSA’s letterhead in official correspondence, website, and used for any other promotional materials as deemed suitable by the executive committee. Logo submissions do not have to be from KSA members.

The logo design must fulfill the following criteria:

1)    The design should be original

2)    The name “Kurdish Studies Association” should incorporated into the design

3)    It should accommodate the technical specifications:

a)     The design will possibly be used on various backgrounds (white, black, and even other colors), and will be used in different sizes (a relatively small one on the website and correspondence, but bigger in the case of posters/signage).

b)    Submissions may be in multiple colors, but should work equally well in the case of black and white printed materials.

c)     Designs should initially be submitted as low resolution JPG or PNG files (height and width 400px maximum).

d)    Designs should be sent as high-resolution vector file if chosen as a finalist.

Submissions should be received by October 9th with a review and selection during the KSA meeting to be held on October 10th at the Middle East Studies Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Three logos will be chosen and posted on the KSA website for a final vote.

Legal information:

The creator of the willing design will be asked to transfer copyright of the design to the association so it can be properly protected for the benefit of the association. The design also must not include any other copyrighted materials for which any license is required.

Submission information:

Please submit your design to christian.sinclair@gmail.com with the subject line: KSA Logo Competition. Submit all entries via email by October 9th.