I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. I received my BA and MA degrees from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University. I work on politics of space, gender studies, colonialism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Middle Eastern politics, and Kurdish politics. My dissertation project focuses on the use of technically non-military strategies to (re)shape and contain spaces of contention.
Ronay Bakan is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.