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 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.
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 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[…]
Funda gave a TEDx talk on 29 October 2016 on the uncertainty of refugee statistics at the TEDxUCLwomen event, titled “InterSection”. She discussed how politics of numbers influence refugee statistics. She noted that we need to pay attention to what refugee numbers make invisible, as much as what they make visible.
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[…]
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[…]
‘Data Citizens and Data Organisms’ Speaker: Prof Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine Thursday, 9 June 2016, 17:00- 18:30 Location: Richard Hoggart Building, Room 309, Goldsmiths Download the poster here Public lecture organised by the ERC funded ARITHMUS project (www.arithmus.eu), Department of Sociology. Please RSVP at http://arithmus-classifications.eventbrite.co.uk. Abstract: In this talk, I explore[…]