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Kumru Toktamis

Associate Professor


A transnational activist, human rights researcher, educator, occasional columnist since the last century. She worked for the Human Rights Watch for more than a decade documenting human rights violations in Turkey in 1980s and 1990s and wrote a dissertation on the relationship between Turkish state formation and the Kurdish mobilizations since the end of the World War I. She is the co-editor of of a book on the 2013 protests in Turkey, entitled EVERYWHERE TAKSIM with Isabel Davis in 2015. She is one of the signatories of the statement by the Academics for Peace who, as a group, was awarded Aachen Peace Prize in 2016. Currently she is working on the topics such as violence as politics, women in Muslim worldS and democratization/de-democratization.

B.A., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.A., Ph.D., The New School University.