Intercultural Sexual Intimacy and Mixed Marriages

Submitted by Betul Basaran on January 22, 2023 - 11:49 am
January 22, 2023
By Betul Basaran

Professor Betül Başaran was invited to attend the international conference on the Balance of Justice in the Ottoman Empire, where she talked about her research on intercultural sexual intimacy and mixed marriages among foreigners and Ottoman women in the early modern era. Her paper entitled "Actors and Agents in Murky Legal Waters" emphasized women's agency in such relationships, and their ability to bargain with patriarchy to attain short-term advantages.

Başaran's research was partly funded by the Folger Shakespeare Institute, where she was a fellow during her sabbatical in 2018.