This event was presented by Northeastern University and the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, on 30 October 2020.
Selin Bengi Gumrukcu Presenter
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.
Postdoctoral Fellow, American University
Dr. Darici's research focuses on youth politics of resistance in Kurdistan.
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.
Professor of International Affairs, Northeastern University and Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies