Rice University, Houston, Texas
Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, 2010
New School for Social Research, New York, New York
M.A. Sociology and M.A Liberal Studies, 2000
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
M.S. Sociology, 1998
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
B.S. International Relations, 1995
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Araştırma Kurumu (TUBİTAK), Postgraduate Scholarship, 2013
Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2006-2007
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), John Freely Fellowship, 2005-2006
Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Program in Applied Economics, Summer Field Research Grant, 2004
Rice University, Anthropology Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2006
Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes (IFEA) Grant, 2001
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Grant, 2000
New School for Social Research, Institutional Scholarship, 1998-2000
Remaking Politics, Markets and Citizens in Turkey: Governing Through Smoke, New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2015
“Torn in Translation: An Ethnographic Study of Regulatory
Decision-Making in Turkey,” Regulation and Governance, Vol. 6 (2), 2012.
Other Articles and Chapters in Books
“Yeni Propagandayı Tanımlamak: IŞİD ile Amerika arasındaki Sosyal Medya
Savaşları” (with Jack Jurich), Birikim, Vol. 322, February 2016.
“Remaking the Tobacco Market: The Emergence of Contract Farming and New
Subjectivities,” in The Making of Neoliberal Turkey, Edited by Cenk
Ozbay, Maral Erol, Aysecan Terzioglu and Z. Umut Turem, Burlington:
“Etnografik Çalışmalarda Yeni Arayışlar, Alanlar ve Failler,” in
Sınırları Aşmak: Türkiye’de Sosyo-Kültürel Antropoloji ve
Disiplinlerarası Yaklaşımlar, Edited by Ramazan Aras, Çizgi Yayınevi,
“Farmers as Dispossessed Citizens. The Remaking of the Tobacco Market in Adiyaman,” Ethnologie Française, Vol. 2, 2014.
“If these Machines Could Talk…” Experts, Cigarettes and Policymaking in Turkey,” Social Anthropology, Vol. 21 (4), 2013.
“Piyasanın Sınırları: Yeni bir Tütün Piyasası Nasıl Kurulur?” Toplum ve Bilim, Vol.124, 2012.
“İnsani Yardım, Hayırseverlik, Aciliyet ve Van Depremi,” Birikim, Vol.274, February 2012.
“Livelihoods Up in Smoke: Tobacco Farming in Turkey,” Middle East Report, Vol. 252. Fall 2009.
“New Crops and New Subjectivities: Virginia Tobacco Production and
Citizenship in Turkey,” in Studies on Istanbul and Beyond, The Freely
Papers, Vol.1, Edited by Robert G. Ousterhout, Philadelphia: University
of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, 2007.
“Bir Bağlamlandırma Denemesi: Elmadağ’da Göçmenlik Deneyimleri” (with
Didem Danış), in İstanbul’da Kentsel Ayrışma: Mekansal Donüşümde Farklı
Boyutlar, Edited by Hatice Kurtuluş, İstanbul: Bağlam Yayınları, 2005.
“Ein Mosaik im Herzen der Metropole: Elmadag” (with Didem Danış), in
Self-Service City: Istanbul. Edited by Orhan Esen and Stephan Lanz,
Berlin: B-books, 2005.
Sınır Bilgisi: Siyasal İktidar, Topumsal Mekan ve Kadına Yönelik Şiddet
(with Elif Çelebi, Didem Havlioğlu), Ankara: Ayizi Kitapevi, 2014
Elmadağ: A Neighborhood in Flux, (with Didem Danış) no.18 les dossiers de l'IFEA, Istanbul: IFEA Publications, 2004.
Book reviews, translations and newspaper articles
“Ölümcül Şiddet. Baudrillard’ın Düşüncesi,” İnsan ve Toplum, Vol. 4 (2), 2012.
“Murdoch ve Kapitalizmin Ruhu,” Altüst, Vol.3. 2011.
Translation of G. Mclean’s article “The Ethical Imperative in the Work of Gayatri Spivak,” Toplum ve Bilim, Vol. 75, 1997.
Review of E. Grosz, Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction, Toplum ve Bilim, Vol. 75, 1997.
Review of K. Robbins & D. Morley, Spaces of Identity, Toplum ve Bilim, Vol. 73, 1997.
Review of B. Turner, Orientalism, Postmodernism and Globalism, Toplum ve Bilim, Vol. 69, 1996.
“Security,” “Regulatory Capture,” “Paper” (with Chris Kelty) and
“Emergent Phenomena” for the Project of Ethics and Politics of
Information Technology at http://kelty.org/epit/
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
"Circulating Pictures of Baby Poop: The Emergence of the Self-Caring
Patient in the Age of the Internet," 4S Annual Meeting, Denver, November
“Motherhood Before the Baby: An Ethnographic Study on Prenatal Imaging
Technologies in Turkey,” ISA, San Francisco, April 3-6, 2013.
“Uncertainty, Machines and Experts: An Analysis of Policymaking in
Turkey,” European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Thinking
with Latour, Nanterre University, Paris, July 13, 2012.
“Akademik Ahlak ve Antropolojinin Çıkmazları,” Satur-dox Belgesel Buluşmaları, Tütün Deposu, İstanbul, February 25, 2012.
“Etnografik Çalışmalarda Yeni Arayışlar, Alanlar ve Failler,” Sınırları
Aşmak: Türkiye’de Sosyo-kültürel Antropolojide Yeni Yaklaşımlar
Çalıştayı, Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi Antropoloji Bölümü, October
“Law as a Gift: An Ethnography of Law-Making in Turkey,” International
Workshop, Ordering the Social, Producing Change, at the Sociology
Department of Bosporus University, June 24-25, 2011.
“Speaking of Tobacco, Standardization of People,” the meeting of the
Middle East Studies Association (MESA), San Diego, December 1-4, 2010.
“If these machines could talk...” Policymaking through Speculation,
Interpellation and Expectation,” annual conference of the Society for
Social Studies of Science (4S) , University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Aug
“Law-in-motion: the Enactment of Tobacco Law in Turkey,” the 10th Mediterranean Meeting, Florence, March 25-28, 2009.
“Experts, Politics and New Ways of Governance in Neo-liberal Era,” the
meeting of the American Anthropology Association (AAA), Washington,
November 28-December 2, 2007.
“From Seed to Smoke: An Ethnography of Tobacco Production and Exchange
in Turkey,” workshop organized by the Social Science Research Council
(SSRC), Portland, October 4-9, 2007.
“Dispossessed Citizens: The case of Tobacco Farmers in Southeastern
Turkey,” the meeting of Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society,
University of Victoria, Canada, May 30-June 3, 2007.
“Tütün Yasasının Etkileri: Neoliberalizm ve Devlet-Vatandas Iliskileri”
(The Impact of Tobacco Law: Neoliberalism and State-Citizen
Relationship), the meeting of 5th National Sociology Congress, Malatya,
Turkey, September 19-23, 2006.
“A Tale of Two Tobaccos: New Crops and New Subjectivities,” the meeting
of Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), Milwaukee, May 5-6, 2006.
“Talking Security with Computer Scientists: An Example of Iterative
Interviewing,” the meeting of the American Anthropology Association
(AAA), Washington, December 1-4, 2005.
“The Production of new Crops, the Constitution of new Subjectivities,”
the meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington,
November 19-22, 2005.
“Understanding Agriculture in Neoliberal Times: An Ethnography of
Virginia Tobacco Farmers in Turkey,” the meeting of the Canadian Council
of Area Studies Learned Societies (CCASLS), Montreal, April 29-May 2,
“Risk Management under Liberalization Policies: The Case of Tobacco
Producers in Turkey,” workshop organized by the Social Science Research
Council (SSRC), Santa Cruz, December 9-13, 2004.
“An Inner City Neighborhood in Istanbul: Elmadag 'Home' For Migrants,”
the meeting of 9th Annual International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege
University, May 5-7, 2004.
“The case of Elmadag: a neighborhood in flux in the center of the city,”
workshop organized by Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes (IFEA),
Istanbul, April 18, 2002.
“Immigrant Women in Europe,” workshop organized by International Women’s University (IFU), Germany, Hanover, July-October 2000.
“Ethics and Politics of Nanotechnology,” project under the supervision
of Dr.Christopher Kelty and Dr.Hannah Landecker, funded by National
Science Foundation, Rice University, Houston, 01/2005- 05/2005.
“Ethics and Politics in Information Technology,” project under the
supervision of Dr.Christopher Kelty and Dr.Hannah Landecker, funded by
National Science Foundation, Rice University, Houston, 10/2003- 05/2005.
“Elmadag: a neighborhood in Istanbul,” project with Didem Danıs, funded
by Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes (IFEA), Istanbul, 03/2001-
American Anthropological Association
Society for Cultural Anthropology
Society for Social Studies of Science
Middle East Studies Association