Virtual Events & Media
A Half Century of Protest and Repression in Turkey, 1970-2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

12:00 - 1:30pm EST

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Presented by Northeastern University and the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York 
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Selin Bengi Gumrukcu


Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University

Dr. Gumrukcu focuses on Turkish politics, political parties, social movements, repression, and populism. Her forthcoming book examines the protests in Turkey in the 1970s. She also looks at the less-studied relationship between populism and protests, in particular how the ruling AKP mobilized its supporters in 2013 to delegitimize the Gezi Park protests as a first step to take control of the streets. She is also working on a project focusing on the concept of “authoritarian legalism” in the context of Turkey.

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Haydar Darici 


Postdoctoral Fellow, American University 

Dr. Darici's research focuses on youth politics of resistance in Kurdistan.


Valentine Moghadam


Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University 

Professor Moghadam’s areas of research are globalization; revolutions and social movements; transnational feminist networks; and gender, development, and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. Recently she has worked on gender dynamics of right-wing populist movements; on the interaction of social norms, institutions, and policies behind low female labor-force participation in the Middle East and North Africa; and on feminist activism as a factor in the divergent outcomes of the Arab Spring. 

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Denis Sullivan 


Professor of International Affairs, Northeastern University

Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies 

Dr. Denis Sullivan is professor of political science and international affairs, with a specialization in the Middle East. Dr. Sullivan is the author of dozens of journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs, blogs and encyclopedia entries plus a number of books, with special focus on Egypt, civil society, Islamism, and Egyptian-American security and economic relations. He is the founding Director of the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies and the founder of Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations Program. His current work focuses on the Syrian and Yemen civil wars and refugee crises, and on citizenship in the Middle East.

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