Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Dr. Katharina Bodirsky

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Dr. Katharina Bodirsky

2012–2016 Assistant Professor and Coordinator of M.S. Program in Social Anthropology, Sociology Department, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara

2012 Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), USA. Dissertation “The Value of Diversity: Culture, Cohesion, and Competitiveness in the Making of EU-Europe”

2010–2011 Dissertation Writing Fellowship, European Union Studies Center, CUNY

2009 M.Phil. in Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), USA

2005–2007 Graduate Teaching Fellow, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Anthropology Department

2004 M.A. in Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York, USA

2003–2004 Special Scholarship for Studying Overseas, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2002–2003 Fulbright Grant, Fulbright Commission

1999–2002 “Magister”-studies in Applied Cultural Studies, University of Lüneburg, Germany

Research concentrations

  • political anthropology, economic anthropology, social and political theory
  • anthropology of the state, state transformations in neoliberal globalization, critical state theories
  • counter-terrorism
  • urban policy and politics
  • culturalized and class politics
  • European Union, Germany, Turkey

Function within the Center

Research Associate (Postdoc)

Research project “Counter-Terrorism and State-Making in Europe”

Selected Publications

2016 From the “State-Idea” to “Politically Organized Subjection”: Revisiting Abrams in Times of Crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe. Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 75 (2): 121-129.

2015 Nach der Krise wie vor der Krise? Die Antwort der EU Strukturfondspolitik auf ungleiche regionale Entwicklung. [After the Crisis as Before the Crisis? The Response of EU Structural Funds Polity to Unequal Regional Development]. Emanzipation 5 (1): 54-68.

2012 Culture for Competitiveness: Valuing Diversity in EU-Europe and the “Creative City” of Berlin. International Journal of Cultural Policy 18 (4): 455-473.

2009 A Cosmopolitan Europe? On ‘Unity in Diversity’ and the Politics of Turkey’s EU Accession.  Focaal – European Journal of Anthropology 55: 12-26.