Dr. Erden Attila Aytekin

Academic Career

2018 – today

  • Fellow, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)

2006-2018

  • Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

2001-2006

  • Ph.D, State University of New York – Binghamton, Department of History
    Dissertation title: “Land, Rural Classes, and Law: Agrarian Conflict and State Regulation in the Ottoman Empire, 1830s-1860s”, Supervisor: Donald Quataert

1998-2001

  • MA, Bilkent University, Department of History
    Thesis title: Workers of The Ereğli-Zonguldak Coal Basin, 1848-1922, Supervisor: S. Akşin Somel

1994-1998

  • BSc, Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Research Interests

  • Late Ottoman Politics and Society
  • Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Urban History and Cosmopolitanism
  • Deindustrialization, Crisis and Resilience of Households

Current Research Project

  • “Revisiting ‘Cosmopolitanism’: Space, Everyday Life and Inter-Communal Relations in Late Ottoman Cities”

Publications (Selection)

  • “Transformed Landscapes and a Transnational Identity of Class: Narratives on (Post-)industrial Landscapes in Europe”, International Sociology, 2019, 34(1) [with Lars Meier].
  • “A ‘magic and poetic’ moment of dissensus: Aesthetics and politics in the June 2013 (Gezi Park) protests in Turkey”, Space and Culture, 2017, 20(2): 191-208.
  • “The Production of Space during the Period of Autonomy: Notes on Belgrade Urban Space, 1817-1867”, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 2016, 18(6): 588-607.
  • “Peasant Protest in the Late Ottoman Empire: Moral Economy, Revolt and the Tanzimat Reforms”, International Review of Social History, 2012, 57(2): 191–227.
  • Siyaset Bilimi: Kavramlar, İdeolojiler, Disiplinler Arası İlişkiler [Political Science: Basic Concepts, Ideologies and Relations with Other Disciplines] (İstanbul: YordamKitap, 2012) [edited with Gökhan Atılgan].