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bahar fırat

Bahar Firat

Arbeitsstelle des Maghreb, Mashreq und Golf


SFB 1171"Affective Societies": Teilprojekt C01

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 30 / 208
14195 Berlin

bahar firat was a research associate at the CRC “Affective Societies”, working on the affective and emotional dynamics of authoritarian transformations in post- 2013 Turkey. She studied sociology, ethnology, and political science at Middle East Technical University, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Istanbul Bilgi University and Boğaziçi University. Her research interests revolved around issues of power, class, and identity and their intersections, with a thematic focus on processes of nation building and nationalism, migration and displacement, poverty, discrimination and exclusion, state violence and resistance movements.



  •  “Ours is a love story”: Analyzing Erdoğan’s governing with love as form of affective authoritarianism, in the “Affective Authoritarianisms”: Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in the Arab World and Turkey Panel, MESA Annual Meeting, December 1, 2022, Denver, USA.   
  • Pro-government Media and Elite Discourse in Turkey: Affective Dimensions of Reporting during the 2013 Gezi Protests in Turkey, in Politics, History, Economy and Society of the Middle East Panel, 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, September 13, 2022, Berlin.  
  •  “Ours is a love story”: Analyzing Erdoğan’s governing with love at selected election speeches, in the International Workshop on “Affective Authoritarianisms” Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in Global Perspectives, April 8, 2022, Berlin.