Full Professor, International Development Studies
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 6236
Feyzi Baban received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Carleton University and an MA from the Department of Political Science at Bogazici University. Feyzi specializes in global and comparative politics with an emphasis on globalization and critical theories of international relations. Feyzi's main teaching interests are Global Politics, Migration and Citizenship. His current research interests include the impact of cosmopolitan theory, migration and citizenship politics. Feyzi is currently working on two SSHRC funded 5 year research projects. The first project investigates why, how and under what conditions some communities in various European countries are more open to cultural difference than others; what types of projects facilitate openness to newcomers and how do citizens and non-citizens participate in these projects in ways that transform understandings of citizenship and belonging. The second project studies humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and rights claims emerging from legal, political and economic precarious conditions Syrian refugees face in Turkey.
His publications include:
Baban F. & S. Ilcan & K. Rygiel. 2021 The Precarious Lives of Syrians: Migration, Citizenship, and Temporary Protection in Turkey (McGill-Queen’s University Press; Forthcoming in Fall 2021).
Baban F & K. Rygiel. 2020. Fostering Pluralism Through Solidarity Activism in Europe: Everyday Encounters with Newcomers. London: Palgrave-MacMillan.
Baban, F. & K. Rygiel. 2019 “Countering Right-Wing Populism: Transgressive Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity Movements in Europe”, American Quarterly (Special Forum: Border Protests and Transnational Solidarities. Guest Edited by Sunaina Maira).
Rygiel K. & Baban, F. 2018 “Moving over. Moving in. Making room through the arts: A Case for Transgressive Cosmopolitanism.” In A. Wolodzko and G. Aagaard (Eds.). GROUNDWORK text series on participation, urbanity, alternative economies. Series 6. Online https://improvedfutures.wixsite.com/rum46/publications-1.
Baban, F. 2018 "Nationalism and the Crisis of Community", Dialectical Anthropology, Vol.42 (3). pp.351-358.
Ilcan, S. & Rygiel, K & Baban, F. 2018 "The ambiguous architecture of precarity: Temporary Protection, Everyday Living and Migrant Journeys of Syrian Refugees”, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Vol.4, No.1-2. Pp. 51-70
Baban, F. & S. Ilcan & K. Rygiel “Playing Border Politics with Urban Syrian Refugees: Legal Ambiguities, Insecurities, and Humanitarian Assistance in Turkey” with Suzan Ilcan and Kim Rygiel, Movements Journal. Vol.3, No.2. 2018
Baban, F. & K. Rygiel. 2017. " Living with Others: Fostering Radical Cosmopolitanism through Citizenship Politics" with Kim Rygiel, Ethics and Global Politics. November. Vol.10, No.1. 98-116
Rygiel, K. & S. Ilcan & F. Baban. 2016 “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The EU-Turkey “Deal” and Temporary Protection”, Global Social Policy, November, Vol.16(3), pp. 315-320
Baban, F. & S. Ilcan & K. Rygiel. 2015 "Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Pathways to Precarity, Differential Inclusion and Negotiated Citizenship Rights", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(1), 41-57
Baban, F. 2015 “Secular Spaces and Religious Representations: Reading the Headscarf Debate in Turkey as Citizenship Politics”, Citizenship Studies 18 (6-7), pp. 644-660
Baban, F. & K. Rygiel 2014 “Snapshots from the Margins: Transgressive Cosmopolitanism in Europe” with Kim Rygiel, European Journal of Social Theory, November, 17(4), pp.461-478
Baban, F. 2013 “Cosmopolitan Europe: Border Crossings and Transnationalism in Europe” Global Society, Vol.27, No.2, pp.217-235
Baban, F & F. Keyman . 2008 “Turkey and the Postnational Europe: Challenges For the Emerging Political Community”, European Journal of Social Theory, Winter, 11:1, pp.107-124
Baban, F. 2006. “From Gastarbeiter to “ Auslandische Mitburger” : Postnational Citizenship And In-Between Identities In Berlin”, Citizenship Studies, Vol.10, No.2, Winter .
Baban, F.2006 “Cosmopolitanism, Modernity and Political Community”, Studies in Political Economy, No:77, Spring.
Baban, F. 2004 “Citizenship as a Communitarian Nation Building Project in Turkey”, Canadian Diversity, 3:2, Spring 2004
Baban, F. 2018 “The Past Is a Different City: Istanbul, Memoirs, and Multiculturalism”, published in Istanbul: Living with Difference in a Global City, ed. by Nora Fisher Onar, Susan Pearce and Fuat Keyman. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. Pp.53-66 2018.
Baban, F. 2016. "Cosmopolitanism from the Margins: Redefining the Idea of Europe through Postcoloniality" in Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. ed. by Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani. Rowman and Littlefield: London, pp. 371-391
Baban, F. 2013 “Cosmopolitanism Reinvented: Neoliberal Globalization And Thomas Friedman”, Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World , ed. By Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings. University of Toronto Press
Baban, F. 2011 “Nationalism and Public Identities in Turkey” ed. by Fuat Keyman, Enlightenment and Citizenship, Bilgi University Press
Baban, F. 2010. “Modernity and Its Contradictions”, ISA Compendium: International Development, ed. By Salvatore Babones, Blackwell.
Baban, F. 2008 “Private Lives and Public Identities in the Formation of the Turkish Republic”, Remaking Turkey: Globalization, Alternative Modernities and Democracy, ed. by Fuat Keyman. ( Oxford University Press ).
Baban, F. 2005 “Orientalism” Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Austin Harrington, Barbara Marshall and Peter Muller (eds.), (Routledge: 2005)
“Said”, Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Austin Harrington, Barbara Marshall and Peter Muller (eds.), (Routledge)
Baban F. 2004 "Community, Citizenship and Identity in Turkey" in Citizenship and Identity in Globalizing World, ed. by Fuat Keyman (Routledge)
Reports and non-Refereed Publications
Baban, F. and K. Rygiel 2018 . Living Together: Fostering Cultural Pluralism through Culture and the Arts. Report commissioned and written for the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Cultural Policy Development projects. Istanbul: İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. July 10
Baban, F. Keyman, F. Paker, H. and K. Rygiel. 2018. “Welcoming Diversity: The Role of Local and Civil Society Initiatives in Integrating Newcomers.” Policy Points XIV (June 2018) http://imrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMRC-PolicyPoints-XIV-June-25-....
K. Rygiel & F. Baban, A Year after “The Cologne Attacks”: How Small Community Initiatives in Europe Are Countering Right-wing Populism, Praxis Centre Online Blog December 2016, http://www.kzoo.edu/praxis/countering-right-wing-populism/