Zeynep Gambetti is associate professor of political theory at Bogazici University, Istanbul. She ... more
Zeynep Gambetti is associate professor of political theory at Bogazici University, Istanbul. She obtained a Ph. D. degree at the University of Paris VII with a dissertation entitled Lies and Politics: The Implications of Visibility in 1999. She is particularly interested in theories of the public sphere, critical theory, ideology and discourse theories and in questions such as collective agency and ethics in the era of neoliberal globalization. She has carried out research in Southeastern Turkey on the transformation of the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish separatists, and has published several articles on action, subjectivity, mob violence and the neoliberal order, and the decolonization of urban space. She is currently exploring a theoretical framework through which to reflect upon recent radical movements, especially those that can create alternative spaces of existence.
“Mob violence, the state and the neoliberal order”, unpublished paper presented at the “Citizenship, Securitization and Vernacular Violence Workshop” organized by the Social Science Research Council and hosted by the Bo?aziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 26-27, 2007.
“Conflict, ‘commun-ication’ and the role of collective action in the formation of public spheres” in Seteney Shami(ed), Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, New York, SSRC Books, forthcoming (2008)
“Decolonizing Diyarbakir: culture, identity and the struggle to appropriate urban space” in Kamran Asdar Ali and Martina Rieker (eds), Re-exploring The Urban: Comparative Citiscapes in the Middle East and South Asia, Karachi, Oxford University Press, (2007), forthcoming.
“De la critique du totalitarisme à l’action : Arendt, ou la politique comme critique”, En Hommage à Miguel Abensour : Actes du Colloque “Critique de la Politique”, Paris, Harmattan, 2006.
“The conflictual (trans)formation of the public sphere in urban space: the case of Diyarbakir”, New Perspectives on Turkey, No. 32, Spring 2005, p. 43-71.
“The agent is the void! From the subjected subject to the subject of action”, Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 17 (3), July 2005, p. 425-437.
“Did somebody say liberal totalitarianism? Yes, and despite the 5½ (mis)uses of the notion” (co-authored with Refik Güremen), Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 17 (5), 2005, p. 638-645.