Meltem Ahıska

Full-time Faculty
Goldsmiths College
PSB 206
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 7063
Areas of Interest: 


Critical theory

Social memory

Aesthetics and Politics


Courses Taught: 

Issues in Contemporary Society, Sociological Theory, Social Memory, Advanced Issues in Social Theory, Sociology of Gender, Power and Inequality, Culture and Society, Sociology of Visual Culture, History of Sociological Conceptualization, Sociological Analysis, Introduction to Sociology.

Selected Publications: 

“Memory as Encounter: The Saturday Mothers in Turkey” in Women Mobilizing Memory, eds. Ayşe Gül Altınay, María José Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon, Columbia University Press, 2019.

“Violence against Women in Turkey: Vulnerability, Sexuality, and Eros” in Vulnerability in Resistance, eds. Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, Leticia Sabbay, Duke University Press, 2016.

“Orientalism/Occidentalism” Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, eds. Robert Segal, Kocku von Stuckrad, Leiden: Brill, 2015.

“Monsters That Remember: Tracing the story of the Workers’ Monument in Tophane, Istanbul” New Perspectives on Turkey, no.45: 9-47, 2011.

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