Personen

Dr. Hilal Alkan

Assoziierte

Telefon: +49-(0)30-80307-120Persönliche Website: https://zmo.academia.edu/HilalAlkan
Aktuelles Forschungsgebiet: Migration and welfare provision On-going project: Dyad of Care and Discipline: Aiding Syrian Migrants in Turkey and Germany
Forschungsprojekt: The Dyad of Care and Discipline: Aiding Syrian Migrants in Turkey and Germany (Juli 2018 - Juni 2020)
Regionaler Schwerpunkt: Middle East and Europe, particularly Turkey, Syria and Germany
Dr. Hilal Alkan
Dr. Hilal Alkan

Positions

2018
Georg Forster Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at ZMO
2017 - 2018
Georg Forster Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Alice Salomon Hochschule
2016 - 2017
EUME Fellow at Forum Transregionale Studien
2013 - 2016
Assistant Professor at Istanbul 29 Mayıs University

Education

2007 - 2013
PhD in Political and International Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes UK
2002 - 2006
MA in Sociology, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
1998 - 2002
BA in Management, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Scholarships, Research Fellowships, Awards

2019
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Conference Funding for ‚Lost and Gained on the Way: Placing Transit Migration in Europe, Asia and Africa’, 13-14 May ZMO, with Katharina Lange
2017
Voltaire-Preis für Toleranz, Völkerverständigung und Respekt vor Differenz (Voltaire Award for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences), Universitaet Potsdam
2017 - 2020
Georg Forster Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2016 - 2017
Europe in the Middle East-Middle East in Europe Fellowship, Forum Transregionale Studien
2007 - 2011
PhD Scholarship, The Open University
2006
European Studies Scholarship, Freie Universitaet, Berlin

Publications

Journal Articles

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 2018

2015, Kadınların Savaş Hakikatlerinin Peşinde’ (In Search of Women’s Truth of War), Feminist Politika (25)

Short contributions

Book chapters

2020, ‘Between animosity and neighborliness: Informal networks aiding Syrian migrants in Istanbul’, in Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Materialities, Networks and Contested Places Edited by Hilal Alkan and Nazan Maksudyan, Routledge

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 EthnographiesofIslam:RitualPerformancesandEverydayPractices, 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 MahremDönüşümler:TürkiyedeSağlık,BedenveCinsellik. C. Özbay, A. Terzioğlu, N.Y. Yasin (eds), Metis Yayınları, Istanbul

 

Book reviews

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 GazzeninDipnotları, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (FootnotesinGaza, Jonathan Cape 2009)

2011 ÇatışmaSonrasıToplumlarındaHukukunÜstünlüğünüSağlamaAraçları:HakikatKomisyonları, Birleşmiş Milletler İnsan Hakları Yüksek Komiserliği, Hakikat Adalet ve Hafıza Çalışmaları Merkezi, İstanbul (Rule-of-LawToolsforPostConflictStates:TruthCommissions, UNHCHR 2006)

2011 HakikatiBelgelemek,Louis Bickford, Patricia Karam, Hassan Mneimneh ve Patrick Pierce,Hakikat Adalet ve Hafıza Çalışmaları Merkezi, İstanbul (DocumentingtheTruth, ICTJ 2009)

2010 GüvenliBölgeGorazde:DoğuBosnadaSavaş, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (SafeAreaGorazde:WarinEasternBosnia, Jonathan Cape 2007)

2009 Filistin – Edward Said’in önsözüyle, Joe Sacco, Ithaki, Istanbul (Palestine with Edward Said’s Introduction, Jonathan Cape 2006)

Recent Talks

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

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)

Media Appearance

26.06.2017: Deutsche Welle Türkçe, BerlinCanlı

Selected Teaching

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

Thesis Supervision

Cristina Guglielmini, MA Thesis, Monitoring Human Rights Violations at European Borders, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, to be 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, to be 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, to be submitted 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

Memberships

  • Regional Studies Association
  • Academy of Exile Collegium
  • International Society for Ethnology and Folklore

Languages

  • Turkish: native speaker
  • English: full fluency (C2)
  • German: upper intermediate level (B2)