Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow
Deniz Duruiz earned her PhD from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology in 2018. She holds an MA and BA in sociology from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.
For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted ethnographic research with migrant workers from the Kurdish region of Turkey, both in their hometowns and at twelve different rural worksites in western Turkey. Her dissertation, Dispossession, Racialization, and Rural Kurdish Labor Migration in Turkey explores political violence and the resulting racialized and regionally divided class formation in Turkey through a migrant labor practice.
Her postdoctoral work focuses on Syrian migrants in France and their home-making practices.
Her research interests include:
- Labor and political economy
- Mobility and migration
- Colonialism and internal colonialism
- Space, temporality, and materiality
- Subjectivity, embodiment, and affect
- Landscapes, borders, and borderlands