Dr. Burcu Binbuğa received her PhD in political science from Middle East Technical University (METU). She has held research fellowships at the Centre for Southeast European Studies of Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (2018) and the Department of Social Sciences (ISW) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2019-20). Her research interests include social movements, environmental activism, Turkish politics, critical political theory, and authoritarianism.
Activism in the Face of Authoritarianism: Environmental Movements in Contemporary Turkey
This research examines the environmental movement as a new mode of activism in the face of authoritarianism in contemporary Turkey. As a follow-up to the qualitative field research conducted in Turkey, this study focuses on contemporary environmental movements and considers their potential for creating cracks and ruptures in authoritarian regimes.