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Sinem Kavak

Visiting Guest Researcher

Sinem Kavak is a political scientist specialising in Turkish politics and comparative political economy. She earned her Ph.D. in 2017 from Institute des Sciences Sociales et du Politique in École Normale Supérieure de Paris Saclay and Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations in the framework of a joint PHD agreement.

Sinem analyses transformations of contentions politics and agency in environmental mobilisations together with the rent-seeking, cronyism, and consequently authoritarianism and criminalisation in Turkey, through a focus on the privatisation of the hydropower regime and its impacts on the environment and rural livelihoods. She also works on peasant livelihoods and seasonal migrant workers in agriculture with a focus on Syrian refugees, child labor and forced labor.  

Contact

sinem.kavaklucsus.luse

Phone: +45 61 45 84 73

LU Research Portal

Sinem Kavak

Visiting address

Finngatan 16
223 62 Lund
Sweden

Visiting hours

By appointment

Keywords

Social Movements; Political Economy of Hydropower Development; Political Ecology; Rural Labor; Agrarian Change

Research Area

Democratization and Social Development in the Middle East

Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East