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Dr Erdem Evren

Occupational History | Education | Awards/fellowships | Research / teaching interest | Publications | Teaching experience | Invited talks / lectures | Other presentations | Conference organization | Professional Membership | Languages

Curriculum Vitae
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient - Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin Germany
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Occupational history nach oben

2012-present  

Post doctoral Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

September 2016-July 2017

Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of
Anthropology, University of Toronto

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Education nach oben

2011   

Dr. Phil, Freie Universität, Berlin, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics. (magna cum laude)

2007   

MRes, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Social Anthropology

2006   

M.A, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Anthropology and Cultural Politics

2004   

B.A, Koç University, Istanbul, Sociology

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Awards / Fellowships nach oben

2016

Volkswagen Stiftung Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities in the U.S and Canada

2011

Elsa-Neumann Prize

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Research/Teaching Interests nach oben

Anthropology of activism, the state and violence; food, water and energy; construction and destruction; capitalism, nature and development; social and political theory; Turkey, Middle East, Germany.

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Publications nach oben

Books/Edited Volumes

2016

Sudan Sebepler: Türkiye’de Su ve Enerji Politikaları (An edited volume in Turkish on the politics of water and energy in Turkey, submitted to the İletişim Press) (with Cemil Aksu and Sinan Erensü)

Journal Articles

2016

“From Aggressive Humanism to Improper Mourning: Burying the Victims of Europe’s Border Regime in Berlin.” Social Research 83(2), Special Issue on Borders and the Politics of Mourning. (with Alice von Bieberstein).

2014

“The Rise and Decline of An Anti-Dam Campaign: Yusufeli Dam Project and the Temporal Politics of Development.” Water History 6(4): 405-419.

Book Chapters

Forthcoming

Forthcoming   “Tenses of Violence: Ruination and Accumulation along the Çoruh Valley, Turkey”, in Yael Navaro et. al. (eds.) Reverberations: Violence Across Time and Space, University of Pennsylvania Press.

2016 

Introduction.”, in Cemil Aksu, Sinan Erensü, Erdem Evren (eds.) Sudan Sebepler: Türkiye’de Su ve Enerji Politikaları, İletişim. (with Cemil Aksu and Sinan Erensü)

2016

“Bir Baraj Karşıtı Mücadelenin Yükselişi ve Düşüşü: Yusufeli Barajı Projesi ve Hidro-Kalkınmanın Zaman-Mekan Siyaseti.”,  in Cemil Aksu, Sinan Erensü, Erdem Evren (eds.) Sudan Sebepler: Türkiye’de Su ve Enerji Politikaları, İletişim [A slightly revised version of “The Rise and Decline of An Anti-Dam Campaign”]

2012

“The Ones Who Walk Away: Law, Sacrifice and Conscientious Objection in Turkey.”, in Özlem Biner, Julia Eckert et. al. (eds.) Law Against the State: Ethnographic Forays into Law's Transformations, Cambridge University Press.

Under Preparation

Bulldozer Capitalism: Accumulation, Ruination and Violence along the Çoruh Valley, Turkey (under review by Berghahn) 

Zones of Extraction: Mobility and Dispossession in Rural Turkey (special journal issue)

Shorter Pieces

2016

“Turkey’s War and the Struggle of its Academics”, ZMO Orient Bulletin, No: 30 (with Deniz Yonucu)

2016

“(Re)valuing Natural Resources in the Middle East, Africa and Asia”, ZMO Programmatic Texts, No: 11 (with Katharina Lange et. al.)

2013

“On the Joy and Melancholy of Politics.”, in Yael Navaro-Yashin and Umut Yıldırım (eds.) An Impromptu Uprising: Ethnographic Reflections on the Gezi Park Protests in Turkey, Cultural Anthropology Hot Spots.

Book Reviews

2015 

Review of The Making of A Protest Movement in Turkey:  #occupygezi by Umut Özkırımlı (ed.), Middle East- Topics & Arguments 4: 148-149.

2013  

Review of The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in Post-War Polity by Yael Navaro-Yashin, American Ethnologist 40(2): 400-401.

Academic Referee Work

Comparative Studies in Society and History; Pluto Press; Geoforum; American Ethnologist; Anthropological Theory

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Teaching Experience nach oben

March 2017-June 2017

“Politics of Resources: Accumulation, Nature and Agency under Contemporary Capitalism”, B.A course taught at the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

October 2014-March 2015

“Anthropology and Social Theory”, M.A course taught at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt Universität.

October 2009-March 2010 and October 2011-March 2012

“State, Gender and Sexuality in Turkey”, B.A course taught at the Arbeitstelle Politik des Vorderen Orients, Freie Universität.

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Invited Talks / Lectures nach oben

2017

“Tenses of Violence: Ruination and Accumulation along the Çoruh Valley, Turkey”, presented at the departmental seminar, University of Toronto, March 21.

2015 

“Yok Oluşumuzu Beklerken: Çoruh Vadisi’nin Hidro-Enerji ile İmtihanı”, presented at the Bekle(t)mek: Zamansallık, İktidar ve Öznellik Üzerine conference in Istanbul, June 11-12.

2015 

“Tenses of Violence: Belonging, Displacement and Commodification Along the Çoruh Valley, Turkey”, presented at the Reverberations: Violence Across Time and Space conference in Istanbul, March 22-24.

2014

“Our Coming Annihilation: Enduring Dams Along the Çoruh River, Turkey”, presented at the Anthropology Colloquium of the University of Bern, November 25.

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Other Presentations nach oben

2017

“(Il)legalities of Dispossession: From Political Society to Entrepreneurial Society?”, presented at the Keyman Conference at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, October 28.

2017

“Enduring Hydro-Development along the Çoruh Valley: Bargaining, Speculation and the Politics of Temporality, presented at the AAA Conference,  Minneapolis, November 18.

2016

“Studying Revaluations Relationally in the Resource Environments of the Çoruh Valley”, presented at the EASA Conference, Milan, July 22.

2014

“Intimacies of Ruination and Accumulation Along the Çoruh River, Turkey”, presented at the EASA Conference, Tallinn, August 2.

2013

“Conservative Commons, Capitalist Aspirations: Enduring Hydro-Development Along the Çoruh River, Turkey”, presented at the Dispossession and Collective Action: Neoliberal (Re-)Structurings of the Rural in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin, October 25-26.

2012

“Renewals: Making and Unmaking of Violent Subjectivities”, presented at the Subjektbegriffe der Europaeischen Ethnologie, Georg-August Universitaet, Göttingen, December 14.

2012

“Fluid Destinies: Politics of Water in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey”, presented at the EASA Conference, Paris, July 12.

2012

“Along and Against the Stream: Techno-Capitalist Development and the Politics of Water on the Çoruh River, Turkey”, presented at the Big Dams: Investigating Their Temporal and Spatial Politics in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, June 1.

2011               

“The 'Rotten' Conscript: Performativity, Medicalization and Gay Men in Turkey”, presented at the Lova Network International Conference on Ethnographies of Gender and Conflict, Amsterdam, July, 6-8.

2010              

“’This Mess We’re (All) In: Reflections on the Military Service in  
Turkey”, presented at the ’18. Sitzung des Arbeitskreises 
Gewaltordnungen in der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)’, Berlin, October 8.

2010              

“’I Fought the Law and…’: Conscientious Objection, Legality and
Political Subjectivity in Turkey”, presented at the Max Planck
Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, April 14-16.

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Conference Organization nach oben

2017

Politics of Dispossession and Commodification: New Perspectives on Rural Turkey, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, June 14-15.

2013 

Dispossession and Collective Action: Neoliberal (Re-)Structurings of the Rural in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin, October 25-26. (with Yasmine Berriane (ZMO) and Sarah Ruth Sippel (Leipzig Universität))

Professional Membership nach oben

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie

Languages nach oben

Turkish: native
English: fluent
German: intermediate

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