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E. (Ethemcan) Turhan, Dr

Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning


I am an assistant professor of environmental planning at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences. My main research and teaching interests are situated in the broadly defined field of political ecology with empirical attention to environmental conflicts, energy infrastructures, social movements, and climate mobilities mainly (but not exclusively) in Turkey, the larger Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Thematically, I am interested in exploring and supervising topics around climate justice and energy democracy.

Before moving to Groningen, I was a postdoctoral researcher at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment in Stockholm between 2016 and 2020. Previous to that, I held 2014/2015 Mercator-IPC Fellowship on climate change at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanc─▒ University. I received my master's and Ph.D. degrees in environmental studies from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2014) and my B.Sc. in environmental engineering from Middle East Technical University (2008).

My academic work appeared in edited volumes and journals such as Dialogues in Human Geography, Environmental Science & Policy, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Frontiers in Energy ResearchApplied EnergyEnergy Research and Social ScienceTurkish StudiesSustainability ScienceWIREs Climate ChangeGlobal Environmental ChangeEcological EconomicsCapitalism Nature Socialism, Nature Climate Change,  New Perspectives on Turkey, and Journal of Political Ecology. Previously, I co-edited the volume Transforming Socio-Natures in Turkey: Landscapes, State and Environmental Movements (together with Onur Inal, Routledge Environmental Humanities Series, 2019).

Recently, I co-edited a book titled " Urban Movements and Climate Change: Loss, Damage and Radical Adaptation " (together with Marco Armiero and Salvatore Paolo de Rosa, published by Amsterdam University Press). I also co-edited a recent special issue of Social Text (Duke University Press) titled " Urban Climate Insurgency ".

I serve as an editorial board member of Dialogues in Human Geography (SAGE), as an editor for Sustainability Science (Springer) and as an associate editor for open-access journal, Climate Action (Nature Springer).
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