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Denise Gõkalp

Denise Gõkalp

Visiting Scholar


    Dr. Gõkalp’s research interests include political and comparative historical sociology more specifically, issues of political violence and militarism, neoliberalism, democracy, mobilization and contentious politics, identity politics and political identity, globalization, regionalization and transnational forces/processes. She has taught classes on political violence, globalization, and democracy, social justice and urban politics. She is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing the relationship between neo-liberal restructuring of the state, democracy and political violence with a focus on the new face of the Kurdish question in Turkey since the NATO supported 1980 military coup. Gõkalp’s research has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin, 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow