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International Development Studies

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International Development Studies

Dr. Feyzi Baban

Associate Professor

Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

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Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 6236
E-mail: fbaban@trentu.ca


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 theory and critical theories of international relations. Feyzi's main teaching interests are International Relations Theory, Global Politics and Political Theory. His areas of expertise are the Middle East and the European Union. His current research interests include the impact of cosmopolitan theory on normative theories of international relations, the politics of citizenship in late modern societies, and alternative forms of modernity in non-Western cultures. 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:

“The Past Is a Different City: Istanbul, Memoirs, and Multiculturalism”, published in Istanbul: Living with Difference in a Global City, by Nora Fisher Onar, Susan Pearce and Fuat Keyman (forthcoming in fall 2017)

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Temporary Protection and Precarity in the Turkish Context" with Suzan Ilcan and Kim Rygiel, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. (forthcoming in fall 2017)

“Playing Border Politics with Urban Syrian Refugees: Legal Ambiguities, Insecurities, and Humanitarian Assistance in Turkey” with Suzan Ilcan and Kim Rygiel, Movements (forthcoming in fall 2017)

" Living with Others: Fostering Radical Cosmopolitanism through Citizenship Politics" with Kim Rygiel, Ethics and Global Politics (forthcoming in winter 2018)

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The EU-Turkey "Deal" and Temporary Protection" with Suzan Ilcan and Kim Rygiel, under review, submitted in August 2016 to Global Social Policy

“The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The EU-Turkey “Deal” and Temporary Protection”, Global SocialPolicy, with Kim Rygiel and Suzan Ilcan November 2016, Vol.16(3), pp. 315-320

*"Cosmopolitanism from the Margins: Redefining the Idea of Europe through Postcoloniality" in Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. ed. by Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani ( 2016)

"Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Pathways to Precarity, Differential Inclusion and Negotiated Citizenship Rights", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, with Kim Rygiel and Suzan Ilcan, published online 8.06.2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2016.1192996

* “Secular Spaces and Religious Representations: reading the Headscarf Debate in Turkey as Citizenship Politics”, Citizenship Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.865900 Published January 10, 2015,

* “Snapshots from the Margins: Transgressive Cosmopolitanisms in Europe” with Kim Rygiel European Journal of Social Theory, 1-18, 2014

* “Cosmopolitan Europe: Border Crossings and Transnationalism in Europe” Global Society, February 2013;

* “Cosmopolitanism Reinvented: Neoliberal Globalization And Thomas Friedman”, Age of Icons: The Cultural Political Economy of Neoliberal Capitalism, ed. by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings (, University of Toronto Press, 2012)

*“Modernity and Its Contradictions”, ISA Compendium: International Development, ed. By Salvatore Babones, (Blackwell : 2010)

* “Turkey and the Postnational Europe: Challenges For the Emerging Political Community”, with Fuat Keyman, European Journal of Social Theory, Winter 2008.

* “Private Lives and Public Identities in the Formation of the Turkish Republic”, Remaking Turkey: Globalization, Alternative Modernities and Democracy, ed. by Fuat Keyman. August 2007 ( Oxford University Press ).

*“From Gastarbeiter to “ Auslandische Mitburger” : Postnational Citizenship And In-Between Identities In Berlin”, Citizenship Studies, Vol.10, No.2, Winter 2006 .

“Cosmopolitanism, Modernity and Political Community”, Studies in Political Economy, No:77, Spring 2006.

*“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 : 2005)

*“Citizenship as a Communitarian Nation Building Project in Turkey”, Canadian Diversity, 3:2, Spring 2004

*"Community, Citizenship and Identity in Turkey" in Citizenship and Identity in Globalizing World, ed. by Fuat Keyman (Routledge : 2004)