Dr. Hilal Alkan
Scholarships, Research Fellowships, Awards
2021. The Politics of the Female body in Contemporary Turkey: Reproduction, Maternity, Sexuality. Edited by Hilal Alkan, Ayşe Dayı, Sezin Topçu and Betül Yarar. I.B. Tauris.
2020, Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations, Intimacies. Edited by Hilal Alkan and Nazan Maksudyan. Routledge.
2013. Enchanted Welfare: Islamic Imaginary and Giving to Strangers in Turkey. The Open University, UK
2022, "Caring (for) relations: Syrian refugees between gendered kin-contract and citizenship in Germany and Turkey", Citizenship Studies.
2021, 'The gift of hospitality and the (un)welcoming of Syrian migrants in Turkey', American Ethnologist, 48, 1-12.
2021, 'Temporal Intersections of Mobility and Informality: Simsars as (Im)moral Agents in the Trajectories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Germany', Migration Letters, 18, 2S. 201-213.
2020, 'Turkey: Civil Society & Marginalised Groups, Working Paper Series for the Governance Programme', ed. by Sanaa Alimia and Gianluca Parolin, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
2019, ‘Sıkışıklıktan belirsizliğe: Almanya’ya göç eden Suriyelilerin gözünden Türkiye’ (Turkey in the eyes of Syrian Refugees who moved to Germany), Beyond Istanbul, the Journal of the Centre for Spatial Justice (5)
2018, ‘The sexual politics of war: Reading the Kurdish conflict through images of women’, Les Cahiers du CEDREF
2015, Kadınların Savaş Hakikatlerinin Peşinde’ (In Search of Women’s Truth of War), Feminist Politika (25)
2021 (with Heike Liebau) ‘Witnessing as political activism: Zeitzeugen in Asia and the Middle East’. ZMO Programmatic Papers, 14. Berlin: Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient.
2022. Commemorating the First World War and its Aftermath: Neo-Ottomanism, Gender, and the Politics of History in Turkey. In: Neo-Ottoman Imaginaries in Contemporary Turkey, Springer, London.
2022. What makes it a home? A conversation on Syrian refugees, neighbourhoods and the right to be a host in Istanbul and Berlin. In: We, the City: Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul, JOVIS, Berlin.
2021. 'Introduction' in The Politics of the Female body in Contemporary Turkey: Reproduction, Maternity, Sexuality. Edited by Hilal Alkan, Ayşe Dayı, Sezin Topçu and Betül Yarar. I.B. Tauris.
2021, (with Sezai Zeybek) Meyve Sineği ile %61/61% with the Fruit Flies. In: Mekanda Adalet Derneği/Center for Spatial Justice (Ed.), Istanbul.
2021, Eine prekäre Gegenwart in der Türkei. In: Lange, Katharina et al. Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begegnungen zwischen Syrien und Deutschland, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.
2021, Abhängig von Simsar: Ein Notwendiges Übel. In: Lange, Katharina et al. Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begegnungen zwischen Syrien und Deutschland, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.
2021. (with: Jurkiewicz, Sarah;Lange, Katharina; Hussein, Jamshid) Nachbarschaft. In: Lange, Katharina et al. Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begegnungen zwischen Syrien und Deutschland, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.
2020, Syrian Migration and Logics of Alterity in an Istanbul Neighbourhood, in Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations, Intimacies. Edited by Hilal Alkan and Nazan Maksudyan , Routledge: 180-199
2020, Introduction, in Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations, Intimacies. Edited by Hilal Alkan and Nazan Maksudyan, Routledge, 1-14
2014, ‘Citizenship and Objection to Military Service in Turkey’, in Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies, Engin F. Isin ve Jack Harrington (eds), Routledge, London
2014, ‘Evin Dışında Ailenin Himayesinde: Kadınların Kent Deneyiminde Güven ve Temizlik’ (Under Family Protection: Notions of Security and Cleanliness in Women’s Urban Experiences), in Sınır Bilgisi, Ebru Kayaalp, Elif Çelebi ve Didem Haviloğlu (eds), Ayizi Yayınları, Ankara
2014, ‘Yoksulluğa Dokunmak: Beden, Disiplin ve İhtimam’ (Touching Poverty:,Body, Discipline and Care) TLÇK 2013 Derlemesi, Yedirenk Yayınları, İstanbul
2012, ‘Ethics of Care, Politics of Solidarity: Islamic Charitable Organisations in Turkey’, in Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices, T. Pierret, B. Dupret, P. Pinto (eds), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
2011, ‘Bir Aile Mekanında Cinsiyet, Cinsellik ve Güvenlik’ (Gender, Sex and Safety in a Family Place) in Mahrem Dönüşümler: Türkiye’de Sağlık, Beden ve Cinsellik. C. Özbay, A. Terzioğlu, N.Y. Yasin (eds), Metis Yayınları, Istanbul
2021, Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies, Trafo - Blog for Transregional Research.
2018, Gaining Freedoms: Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin. B. Turam. Arab Studies Journal (16:1)
2015, Dişil Dindarlık: İslamcı Kadın Hareketinin Dönüşümü.(Feminine Piety: Transformation of Islamist Women’s Movement) Z. Yılmaz, İnsan ve Toplum (9)
Translations to Turkish
2012 Gazze’nin Dipnotları, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (Footnotes in Gaza, Jonathan Cape 2009)
2011 Çatışma Sonrası Toplumlarında Hukukun Üstünlüğünü Sağlama Araçları: Hakikat Komisyonları, Birleşmiş Milletler İnsan Hakları Yüksek Komiserliği, Hakikat Adalet ve Hafıza Çalışmaları Merkezi, İstanbul (Rule-of-Law Tools for Post Conflict States: Truth Commissions, UNHCHR 2006)
2011 Hakikati Belgelemek, Louis Bickford, Patricia Karam, Hassan Mneimneh ve Patrick Pierce,Hakikat Adalet ve Hafıza Çalışmaları Merkezi, İstanbul (Documenting the Truth, ICTJ 2009)
2010 Güvenli Bölge Gorazde: Doğu Bosna’da Savaş, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (Safe Area Gorazde: War in Eastern Bosnia, Jonathan Cape 2007)
2009 Filistin – Edward Said’in önsözüyle, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (Palestine with Edward Said’s Introduction, Jonathan Cape 2006)
21.10.2020: ‘Roundtable: Encountering Immigration Regimes: Syrian Refugees in Europe and Beyond’, The Here and Now in Forced Migration: Everyday Intimacies, Imaginaries, and Bureaucracies Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen
03.07.2020: ‘Gendered trajectories of a religious trope in negotiating Syrian migration to Turkey’, MIDEX Seminar Series, University of Central Lancashire
07.02.2020: ''Simsars as facilitators of mobility (?): Reflections on the moral rubric of Syrian refugees in Germany'', Transnationalism, (im)mobilities and informal practices in Europe, and beyond conference, University of South Lancashire
25.05.2019: ‘Neighbours, citizens, enemies: Negotiations of difference during the Syrian migration to Istanbul’, We the City: Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul. Blickwechsel Conference, 23-25 May, Humboldt Universitaet Berlin
13.05.2019: ‘When today is all you could have: Syrian migrant temporalities between Turkey and Germany’, Lost and Gained on the Way: Placing ‘Transit Migration in Europe, Asia and Africa Conference, 13-14 May, ZMO, Berlin
16.04.2019: ‘From smuggler to realtor: Simsars as (im)moral agents in Syrian migrants’ lives’, 14-17 April, SIEF Congress, Santiago de Compostela
08.01.2019: ‘Discharge, displacement, exodus: intersecting routes of Turkish and Syrian migrants in Germany’, Ethnologisches Kolloquium, Universitaet Bayreuth
26.06.2018: ‘Displacement, Transnational Mobility and Religious Realities Workshop’, Regional Studies Association, 26-27 June, Collegium de Lyon, Lyon
13.07.2017: ‘Imaginary and Institution: The Afterlife of Waqf in the Turkish Welfare Regime’, Exploring Moral Economy and Civil Society in Eurasia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale
07.07.2017: ‘When Images Collide: Workings of Sexuality in the Kurdish Conflict’, Imaging a ‘Middle East’, 6-7 July, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin
29.06.2017: ‘Europe Seen from the Inside and Outside’, Euroculture Summer School, 24 June-1 July, Universite de Strasbourg and Jagiellonian University, Krakow
17.05.2017: ‘Sexual Politics of the Turkish State in the Kurdish Conflict’, Kritische Türkeistudien Ringvorlesung, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Essen
24.04.2017: 'Between neighbourliness and animosity: Emergence of new polities during Syrian migration to Turkish cities’, Urban Studies Seminar, 24 April 2017, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
24.03.2017: ‘Women's Initiative for Peace: Peace Activism and the Interaction Between Kurdish and Turkish Feminists’, Les Transformations du Régime du Genre en Turquie, 24 March, CEDREF, Paris 7 Diderot, Paris
30.11.2016: ‘Politics of Gender and Ethnicity in Turkey’, EUME Berliner Seminars, 30 November, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin
Panel, Conference and Workshop Organisations
19-20.12.2020: Conference: Localization of Feminism, Havle Association, Istanbul, online (with Feyza Akınderdem, Burcu Kalpaklıoğlu and Fatma B. Demir)
13-14.05.2019: Conference: Lost and Gained on the Way: Placing ‘Transit Migration’ in Europe, Asia and Africa, Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (with Katharina Lange, ZMO)
29.01.2019: Weber World Café on Changing Neighborhoods, Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin (with Nazan Maksudyan, Centre Marc Bloch and Nadia von Maltzahn, Orient Institute Beirut)
23.06.2018: Panel and workshop: We are not waiting for the revolution: Feminist struggles in times of crisis-Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Iran. Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin (with Mariana Karkoutly, HU; Nil Mutluer, HU and Maria Hartmann, Adopt a Revolution)
17-18.05.2018: Workshop: Neighborhoods at Times of Crises and Change. Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (with Nazan Maksudyan, ZMO)
2017-2018: Urban Studies Seminar Series: Urban Spaces of Arts, Leisure and Sports. Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (with Nora Lafi and İlkay Yılmaz, ZMO)
28-30.08.2017: Panel: Refugees Welcome? The politics of hospitality and care in Turkey and Europe. PACSA Annual Conference, Amsterdam (with Pınar Şenoğuz, LMU Göttingen)
5-6.11.2016: Conference: Forced Displacement and Gender (Yerinden Edilme ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet Konferansı), Istanbul (with Hülya Dinçer, Zeynep Kıvılcım and others)
Since March 2020: Bi-weekly radio programme ‘Havadan Sudan’, co-hosted with Sezai Ozan Zeybek, Özgürüz Radio.
26.06.2017: Deutsche Welle Türkçe, BerlinCanlı
Winter Term 2020-2021: Methodology Workshop, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA program, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin.
Winter Term 2020-2021: C2 Module on Practice of Human Rights Based Social Work: Locally, Nationally, Internationally, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA program, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin.
Winter Term 2019-2020: C2 Module on Practice of Human Rights Based Social Work: Locally, Nationally, Internationally, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA program, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin.
Summer Term 2018-2019: D/E module on Research Methods, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA Program, Alice Salomon Hochshule Berlin
2019: Development and implementation of the training modules ‘Ecological Thinking’, Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TEGV) with Sezai Ozan Zeybek
Winter Term 2018-2019: Workshop on Gender and Care as part of the Gender Module, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA Program, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin
Winter Term 2018-2019: D/E module on Research Methods, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA Program, Alice Salomon Hochshule Berlin
Winter Term 2017-2018: Academic Writing Workshops, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession MA Program, Alice Salomon Hochshule Berlin
Summer Term 2015-2016: Sociology of Religion, Sociology Department, Istanbul Bilgi University
Winter Term 2015-2016: Migration and Social Work, Department of Social Work, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University
Winter Term 2015-2016: Gender and Social Work, Department of Social Work, 2nd year elective, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University
Winter Term 2014-2015: Sociology of the Modern Turkish Society, Department of Philosophy, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University
Winter Term 2013-2014: Human Geography, Anthropology MA Program, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Jennifer Schmid, MA Thesis, Transportation of Conflict: The Significance of the Kurdish Conflict in the Everyday Life of Kurdish and Arab Refugees from Syria in Germany, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted November 2020
Cristina Guglielmini, MA Thesis, Monitoring Human Rights Violations at European Borders, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted September 2019
Marlene Auer, MA Thesis, Criminalization of independent solidarity groups and organizations, providing assistance to refugees and migrants at Europe’s borders, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted September 2019
Rebekka Johannes, MA Thesis, The experiences of family caregivers to persons with severe mental problems: perspective of rural Namibia, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, September 2019
Ivis Villareal Mendoza, MA Thesis, Transgenders in Venezuela and their Struggle for Identity and Recognition, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted March 2019
Charity Smith, MA Thesis, Alternative Family Life in Canada: The Lived Experiences of Polyamorous Families in the Fringes of Legality Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted September 2018
Marit Bugge, MA Thesis, Obedience and Dehumanization – Placing the Dublin Regulation within a Historical Context, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted September 2018
Ina Thyra Oenema, MA Thesis, (Body)Mapping Statelessness: Bodies, Borders and Belongings, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted August 2018
Noor Flihan MA Thesis, Voluntary Work and Social Work: Two Activities Encountering Human Rights Issues, Filling in the Spaces, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, submitted August 2018
- Regional Studies Association, Research Network on the Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts (2017-2018)
- Academy of Exile Collegium (2017)
- International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (since 2019)
- Turkish: native speaker
- English: full fluency (C2)
- German: upper intermediate level (B2)