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Zeynep Gambetti

Zeynep Gambetti is an independent researcher in political theory and co-chair of the International Board of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, an international research network on critical theory. She has been an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Her research focuses on collective agency, public space, critical theory and Marxist theory, and ethics in the age of neoliberal globalisation. She has published various articles and chapters on political thought and subjectivity in the work of Hannah Arendt and co-authored the book Vulnerability in Resistance: Politics, Feminism, Theory (Duke University Press, 2016) with Judith Butler and Leticia Sabsay. Together with Marcial Godoy-Antivia, she published Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era (New York University Press, 2013). She has researched the transformation of the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish separatists in south-eastern Turkey, with a particular emphasis on space as a vector of relationality. She is also the author, with Joost Jongerden, of The Kurdish Issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective (Routledge, 2015). She is currently writing a book on work, action and ethics from the perspective of Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx and Gilles Deleuze.

Update: 28 March 2022


Has participated in

From Disobedience to Solidarity

Confronting Authoritarianisms