Basak Gemici

I am interested in studying social change, governmentality, rise of populism and authoritarianism, state-society relations, gender, and everyday life. My dissertation research is on the ethnic and gendered organization of authoritarian regime building in everyday life in Turkey. Previously, I examined social movement theories and conducted my Master's research on the formation of collective action in high-risk environments, particularly in the military prisons of Turkey by the Kurdish and Turkish political prisoners.

Education & Training

  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • MA, Koc University, 2015
  • BA, Sabanci University, 2012

Representative Publications

Smith, Jackie., Gemici, Basak., Plummer, Samantha., & Hughes, Melanie. M. (2018). “Transnational Social Movement Organizations and Counter-hegemonic Struggles Today.” Journal of World-Systems Research. 24(2), 372-403

Research Interests

  • Political sociology
  • Cultural scoiology
  • Sociology of gender and sexuality
  • Ideologies and social change
  • Social movements
  • Ethnic and gendered violence
  • Populism
  • Authoritarianization
  • Urban ethnography
  • Policing and prisons