Manuscript in preparation, tentatively titled: The Anxiety of Hope: Bulgarian-Turkish Labor Migrants, Legalization and Relative Privilege


Refereed Articles

Forthcoming    “Property, Dispossession and Citizenship in Turkey, or, The history of the Gezi Uprising starts in the Surp Hagop Armenian Cemetery,” with Ceren Özgül. Public Culture.

2011   “Labor migration, ethnic kinship, and the conundrum of citizenship in Turkey. Citizenship Studies 15(3-4, June): 457-470.

2011    “Undocumented Migrants and the Double Binds of Rights Claims.” Differences: Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. 22(1): 64-89.

2009    “Remembering across the border: Postsocialist nostalgia among Turkish immigrants from Bulgaria.” American Ethnologist 36 (4): 750-767.

2009     “Broken Lines of Il/legality and the Reproduction of State Sovereignty: The Impact of Visa Policies on Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria,” with Zeynep Kaslı. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 34 (2): 203-227.

2009      “Nafile Soydaşlık: Irak ve Bulgaristan Türkleri Örneğinde Göçmen, Dernek ve Devlet,” [Ethnic Kinship in Vain: Turkish Migrants from Iraq and from Bulgaria, Migrant Associations and the State],with Didem Danış. Toplum ve Bilim (Science and Society) 114: 131-158.

2009        “Irregular Workers or Ethnic Kin? Post-1990s Labour Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey.” Bulgarian Folkore 2: 49-69. Reprint in Bulgarian of 2007 article.

2007        “Irregular Workers or Ethnic Kin? Post-1990s Labour Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey. International Migration 45 (3): 157-181.

2006         “Longing, Belonging and Locations of Homeland among Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria.” Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 6(4): 543-557.

2003         “Marking Time along the Bulgarian-Turkish Border,” Ethnography 4(4): 561-575.

2001          “The ‘Honor’ of the State: Virginity Examinations in Turkey,” Feminist Studies 27:1 (Spring), 65-89.


Inclusions in refereed journals and encyclopedias

2013        “Protest and the Limits of the Body.” Fieldsights – Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology Online, October 31, .

2012          “Bulgaria, migration, late-19th century to present,” with Maria Stoilkova in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, ed. Immanuel Ness, Wiley-Blackwell.

2006           “Virginity: Discourses and Practices: Turkey.” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

2005             Women, Gender and Honor in Turkey and the Caucuses.” Encyclopedia of      

Women and Islamic Cultures. Leiden: E.J. Brill.


Book Chapters

Forthcoming    “Türkiye’de Göç Antropolojisi” [The Anthropology of Migration in Turkey] with Nora Tataryan in Kültür Denen Şey [This Thing Called Culture], eds. Cenk Özbay and Ayfer Bartu Candan. Metis Yayınları.

2015           “For us, migration is ordinary’: Post-1989 labour migration from Bulgaria to Turkey,”   in Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States, eds. Hans Vermeulen, Riki van Boeschoten, Martin Baldwin-Edwards (eds.). IMISCOE Book Series: Springer

2014          “Göçmen Kadınlar Ailenin ve Aile Politikalarının Neresindeler?” [Where Are Migrant Women in Relation to the Family and Family Policies?] in Başka Bir Aile Mümkün Mü? [Is Another Family Possible?], eds. Ulrike Dufner and Semahat Sevim. Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

 2011          “Longing, Belonging and Locations of Homeland among Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria.” How to think about the Balkans: Culture, Region, Identities, ed. A. Kiossev, Next Page Publications. Reprint in Bulgarian of 2006 article.

 1995           “Anlatilar, Duvarlar, ve Direnis Sesleri: Aykiri bir Mekan Olarak Mor Cati” [Narratives, Walls, and Voices of Resistance: Mor Cati as a Dissident Space,” in Evdeki Teror: Kadina Yonelik Siddet [The Terror at Home: Violence Against Women], ed. Mor Cati Collective. Istanbul: Mor Cati Yayinlari

Book Reviews

2007            Review of Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Modern Turkey by Esra Özyürek. New Perspectives on Turkey.

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