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Evren Savcı


On the 'Turkish Model': Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas

[A torched Erdogan banner on the 7th day of the Gezi Park resistance. Photo by Kerem Uzel via NarPhotos.

On 28 May, upon awakening, alarming news from home flooded my screen: citizens were protesting the destruction of the Taksim Park, just outside the historic Taksim Square in Istanbul, which is to become little more than a busy traffic intersection featuring a shopping mall and a mosque if the city government proceeds with current plans. There were also reports of potential illegal sale of the Besiktas Ferry Station to Shangri La Hotel and the closure of the surrounding ...

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Evren Savcı


Evren Savcı is a postdoctoral fellow at The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), and will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University in August 2013. Her work focuses on sexual regulation, queer politics, citizenship, and modernity in Turkey.