Funda Ustek publishes a book chapter on Turkish Drama Series and their role in Reframing Womanhood in Turkey

 Funda Ustek’s chapter (with Oguz Alyanak) titled “The ‘Unique Blend’: Reframing Womanhood through Turkish Drama Series” is published in Caroline B. Brettell & Carolyn F. Sargent’s recent edited volume: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. The book is now available on Routledge’s website and other retailers.


Funda Ustek-Spilda writes for the Political and Legal Anthropology Blog

Funda Ustek-Spilda contributes to the Political and Legal Anthropology blog with Oguz Alyanak from Washington University in St. Louis, with an article titled: “Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope”. They address the “melancholy of lost hope” that has set in for many following the recent constitutional referendum in Turkey. Ustek-Spilda and Alyanak[…]


Funda Ustek presents at SEESOX workshop titled “Turkey’s turmoil and the West’s conundrum” on 6 December 2016

Funda Ustek gave a talk at South Eastern European Studies at Oxford University (SEESOX) workshop titled: “Turkey’s turmoil and the West’s conundrum:How should Europe and the US approach post-coup Turkey?”. She addressed the topic of Authoritarianism and Human Rights Violations in Turkey, focusing on violations of academic freedom.    

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Funda Ustek presents at “Politics from below in Turkey and beyond” at SciencesPo, CEST/CERI

Funda Ustek presented a paper from her PhD titled “Choosing to be “Invisible”, Dying to become ‘Visible’: The (non)organisation of domestic workers in Turkey” at a conference jointly organised by Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey (CEST) and Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) at SciencesPo in Paris, 1-2 December 2016. Full conference programme can be reached here.[…]


Funda Ustek-Spilda gives a seminar at King’s College London, at the Borders, Citizenship & Mobility Seminar Series

Funda delivered a seminar on “(Gu)es(s)timating the refugee numbers in the EU: Borders, Numbers and Practices” at the Borders, Citizenship & Mobility: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Geopolitics of Encounter at King’s College London on 21 November 2016. She discussed the uncertainties in the production of refugee statistics and investigated how these certainties render specific forms of knowledge and[…]

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ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics, 9-10 June 2016

 On June 10th, 2016, the third ARITHMUS method workshop, titled Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics,  took place at Goldsmiths. The workshop. The ARITHMUS team uses ethnographic methods to learn about the challenges of methodological diversification in census methods, and their implications for the enactment of the population of Europe. These workshops aim to develop the[…]

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Funda Ustek presents a paper on populism in Europe made by refugee numbers in Prague

Funda Ustek delivers a paper at the “Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape” in Prague (23-24 May 2016). The conference was organised jointly by the Institute of International Studies at Charles University, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and by the Goethe-Institut Prag. Ustek’s paper titled “Populism by numbers: Refugee Statistics in the EU” looks at how the[…]