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Aslı Zengin

Cemile Cagirga: A Girl is Freezing Under State Fire

[The body of Cemile Çağırga in a deep freezer. Image courtesy of Sol]

Cemile Çağırga: A Girl is Freezing Under State Fire “As a child born in the southeast, after the ‘90s, you’re not really a kid. During your infancy, you’re really a child between 1-5 years old. As a 6-year old, you’ve actually grown up and are considered to be 15 years old. When you turn 10, you’re actually 20. After 15, you feel like you’re 40 years old.” İmren Demirbaş, 16-year old Kurdish girl, Diyarbakir [1] “Look here, here, underneath this black marble A child is ...

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Aslı Zengin is an anthropologist and a postdoctoral fellow in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, violence, intimacy, law and state power in Turkey.