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Publications and Papers


Kerem Öktem (University of Graz), 2019-2020 Keyman Visiting Professor

During his Northwestern residency, published "Ruling ideologies in contemporary Turkey," in: Tezcür, Günes Murat, Oxford Handbook on Turkish Politics (London; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020); "Queer Times: Three decades of LGBT struggles in Turkey," Special Issue of New Perspectives on Turkey, with Cenk Özbay (forthcoming); and "Turkey’s New diasporas," Special Issue of Diaspora, with Chiara Maritato and Anna Zadrozna (forthcoming 2021); and continued work on a volume entitled Guests in their Homeland: Turkish Jews and their Diasporas (Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming 2021), which he has been editing with Keyman Director İpek K. Yosmaoğlu, based on two scholars’ collaboration at the University of Graz in 2018, the Symposium “Jewish Turkish Entanglements: Resilience, migration and new diasporas.” 

Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern Professor of Political Science, and Keyman Faculty Board Member

Wendy Pearlman’s book, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (New York: HarperCollins, 2017) now has a Turkish translation, published in July by Bilgi Yayınevi under the title Bir Köprüden Geçtik: Suriyeli Direnişçiler Anlatıyor. We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, received critical praise in the  New York Times Book Review, The Guardian and several other national and international outlets.

İpek Kocaömer Yosmaoğlu, Keyman Program Director

 “Aghia Sophia and a Reckoning with History,” written by Keyman Program Director İpek Kocaömer Yosmaoğlu, on the history linked to Aghia Sophia’s recent reconversion, current implications in Turkey and U.S. parallels is now available on Platform.


Deniz Duruiz, 2018-2021 Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow

Deniz Duruiz, published as the article "The Kurds: A Stateless People, Turkey's Enemies, or the Colonized Other?" in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 

Sinan Erensü, 2016-2018 inaugural Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Sinan Erensü, most recently published “Neoliberal Politics in Turkey”, Oxford Handbook of Turkish Politics, Oxford University Press, (2020) (with Yahya Madra); “Powering Neoliberalization: Energy and Politics in the Making of a New Turkey”, Energy Research and Social Science, 41: 148-157. (2018); “Dialectics of Reform and Repression: Unpacking Turkey’s Authoritarian Turn”, the Review of Middle Eastern Studies, 52(1): 16-28. (2018) (co-authored with A. Alemdaroglu). Sinan is also completing a policy report for Istanbul Policy Center focusing on the connections between Climate Change and COVID-19, forthcoming, set for publication later this year. 

Graduate Students 

Arif Çamoğlu

Arif Çamoğlu’s (Comparative Literary Studies) paper, "“Loving Sovereignty: Political Mysticism, Şeyh Galib and Giorgio Agamben” received the 2020 A. Owen Aldridge Prize for Best Comparative Essay sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association. Arif’s paper “ considers Ottoman imperial sovereignty in tandem with the discourse of mysticism that underpinned it, using the poetry of Şeyh Galib (1757-1799) as a studyexample,” working with “Giorgio Agamben’s notion of “potentiality” in order to elucidate this obscured relation of power.

Özge Karagöz

Özge Karagöz (Art History) has her first essay on understudied Turkish-Soviet artistic exchanges, “Turkish Revolutionary Figuration in the Soviet Union,” forthcoming, to be published in an edited volume prepared by SALT, Istanbul.

Rana B. Khoury

Rana B. Khoury (Political Science) was recognized with an Honorable Mention article award by the American Political Science Association and its organized section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research for an article that was published late last year in Perspectives on Politics.