PhD Candidate Profile

Email Address

begum.uzun@utoronto.ca

Website

utoronto.academia.edu/BegumUzun

Major

Comparative Politics

Minor

Development Studies

Supervisor(s)

Paul Kingston

Uzun, Begum

Dissertation:

Cultivating a Compliant Youth?: Youth and the State in post-1980 Turkey

Biography

Begum is a PhD candidate, specialising in comparative politics and development studies. She holds a Bachelor of Political Science&International Relations from Marmara University, Turkey and an MA in Political Science from Bogazici University, Turkey. Her dissertation traces state interventions on youth political engagement in post-1980 Turkey and explores their impact on the formation of youth political subjectivities and behaviour.

Publications

“Devlet, Makbul Gençler ve Genç Kadınlar Bağlamında Kızlı-Erkekli Ev Meselesi”, ( Male-female Housing Problem in the Context of the State, Proper Youth and Young Women in Turkey ), Kültür ve Siyasette Feminist Yaklaşımlar, (Feminist Approaches in Culture and Politics), Vol. 22, February 2014.

“Quebec Öğrenci Grevi ve Yeni Gençlik Siyaset(ler)i: Kayıp Bir Kuşak mı, Genç Olmaktan Kaynaklanan Deneyimler Üzerinden Aktivizmin Yeniden İnşası mı?” (Quebec Student Strike and New Youth Politics: A Lost Generation or Re-invention of Activism based on Youthful Experiences?), Birikim, Vol. 287, March 2013.

Sessizlerin Tarihi: Urvashi Butalia ile Söyleşi, (Interview with Urvashi Butalia on her book “The Other Side of the Silence” co-conducted with Nishant Upadhyay, Ozlem Aslan and Deepa Rajkumar), Kültür ve Siyasette Feminist Yaklaşımlar (Feminist Approaches in Culture and Politics), Vol 13, February 2011.

Forthcoming, “Student mobilization during Turkey’s Gezi resistance: From the
politics of change to the politics of lifestyle” in R. Brooks(ed) Student Protests and Politics International Perspectives, London&New York: Routledge.

Research Interests

Youth political participation, student politics, state-society relations, Turkish politics.

Previous Degrees

BA in Political Science&International Relations, Marmara University, Turkey
MA in Political Science, Bogazici University, Turkey

Teaching Experience

Summer 2015: “Politics of Youth in Comparative Perspective, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Fall 2015: “Civil Society”, Department of Political Science&International Relations, Marmara University, Turkey.