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Gizem Zencirci

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Howley Hall 315


Ph.D. - Political Science, University of Massachusetts

Area(s) of Expertise:

Welfare Policy, Third Sector Studies, Neoliberalism, Middle East Politics, Turkey

Selected Publications:

Zencirci, F. Gizem. (2015). Illusory Debates: How the "Sadaka Culture" Discourse Masked the Rise of Social Assistance in Turkey. Asian Journal of Social Science, 43 (1-2), 125-150.

Zencirci, F. Gizem. (2014). Civil Society's History: New Constructions of Ottoman Heritage by the Justice and Development Party in Turkey. European Journal of Turkish Studies, 19

Zencirci, F. Gizem. (2008). The Headscarf in Turkey in the Public and State Spheres. Middle Eastern Studies, 44 (5), 791-806.

Recent Presentations:

Zencirci, F. Gizem., Middle East Studies Association Conference, Washington D.C., "Pro-poor and pro-market: Market Islam and New Politics of Islamic Generosity in Turkey". November, 2014.

Zencirci, F. Gizem., POMEPS: Islamic Social Services Workshop , Washington D.C. , "Neoliberal Islam and Emergent Forms of Social Service Provision in Turkey". September, 2014.

Zencirci, F. Gizem., Inter-Asians Connections IV, Social Science Research Council, Istanbul, Turkey, "A Neoliberal ‘Logic of Relief’ or a Post-neoliberal ‘Logic of Rights’? An Analysis of the Welfare Regime in Turkey ".

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