About Us

Organısıng Commıttee:

Ecehan Balta – is a sociologist and holds a PhD in political science. She is a trade union activist with particular interest in ecofeminism, agriculture and peasant movements. She is a partner of Yerkure Local Studies Cooperation.

Ezgi Doğru – holds a PhD degree in Political Science from York University, Canada. Her research interests lie in the area of political economy, state theories and urban politics. She is currently a faculty member in the Sociology Department at Anadolu University.

Saygun Gökarıksel – is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. His writing focuses on authoritarianism, historical communism, law, memory, and revolutionary politics, especially from the viewpoint of Eastern Europe. He is involved in the LeftEast collective. His most recent writings include “Neither Teleologies nor ‘Feeble Cries’: Revolutionary Politics and Neoliberalism in Time and Space” (Dialectical Anthropology, 2018) and “Facing History: Sovereignty and the Spectacles of Justice and Violence in Poland’s Capitalist Democracy” (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2019).   

Ali Yalçın Göymen – holds a PhD degree in Political Science from Istanbul University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Praksis Journal. The theory of alienation and the ongoing debate on the commons are among his areas of interest.

Celil Kaya – is a PhD canditate at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. He studies on diaspora, nationalism, political parties and ethnic identities.

Kıvanç Yiğit Mısırlı – is a PhD candidate and a research assistant at İstanbul University.

Özgür Narin – is a member of Social Research Foundation, SAV, Turkey. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at Ordu University. He studies on the capitalist production of science and technology, particularly innovation and the changing scientific labour process. His current research is on Artificial Intelligence, “General Intellect” and the alternative reorganization of social production and society. He is also a member of IstanbuLab, an independent platform engaged in critical and constructive studies of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) in Turkey.

Fuat Özdinç – holds a PhD in Political Science. He is an independent researcher in Ankara. He is the editor-in-chief of Praksis Journal. His research interests lie in political theory, Spinoza, Poulantzas and Turkish right.

Cihan Özpınar – holds a PhD in Political Science and is an affiliate of the Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University. He teaches international politics and socio-economic history. His research interests include generational reproduction of migrant labour in France, Muslim Question in Europe, and French political economy.

Paul Reynolds –  is a member of the Editorial Board of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, and one of the organisers of the London Conference  (HM – http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/). He is also co-director of the international network for Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity (CDSS –http://www.differenceandsolidarity.org/) and the Co-Convenor of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics (INSEP –  https://www.insep.ugent.be/ ). His areas of expertise are sexual and queer theory, politics and ethics, Marxist and radical theory and politics, and intellectuals and critical literacies  

Aylin Topal – is an Associate Professor in Department Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Critical Sociology and Praksis Journals. Her research interests lie in political economy of (rural) development, agrarian change, food politics and and state-capital-labour relations under neoliberalism. She is currently the General Secretary of Turkish Social Sciences Assosiation.

Galip Yalman – is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is an Associate Professor (emeritus) of Political Science in the same department, at the Middle East Technical University. He received his MSc. in International Relations from the University of Southampton and his PhD. in Development Studies from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests extend from state theory to international and comparative political economy. He is the author of Transition to Neoliberalism: The Case of Turkey in the 1980s, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2009; co-editor of Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle Income Countries, Routledge, 2010, and Political Economy of Financial Transformation in Turkey, Routledge, 2019. He was the local coordinator of a Seventh Framework Programme of EU, called FESSUD (Financialisation, economy, society and sustainable development) on behalf of METU. He is currently the President of Turkish Social Sciences Association.

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