Freie Universität Berlin
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics
CRC 1171 "Affective Societies" - C01
bahar firat is a research associate at the CRC “Affective Societies”, working on the affective and emotional dynamics of authoritarian transformations in post- 2013 Turkey. She studied sociology, ethnology, and political science at Middle East Technical University, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Istanbul Bilgi University and Boğaziçi University. Her research interests revolved around issues of power, class, and identity and their intersections, with a thematic focus on processes of nation building and nationalism, migration and displacement, poverty, discrimination and exclusion, state violence and resistance movements.
- Ricarda Ameling, bahar firat, and Cilja Harders (2023) ‘Nationalism, Affective Recruitment, and Authoritarianism in Post-Coup Turkey’ in Millicent Churcher, Sandra Calkins, Jandra Böttger, Jan Slaby (eds.): Affect, Power, and Institutions, Routledge Studies in Affective Societies, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd. DOI: 10.4324/9781003303770
- “Ours is a love story”: Analyzing Erdoğan’s governing with love as form of affective authoritarianism, in the “Affective Authoritarianisms”: Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in the Arab World and Turkey Panel, MESA Annual Meeting, December 1, 2022, Denver, USA.
- Pro-government Media and Elite Discourse in Turkey: Affective Dimensions of Reporting during the 2013 Gezi Protests in Turkey, in Politics, History, Economy and Society of the Middle East Panel, 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, September 13, 2022, Berlin.
- “Ours is a love story”: Analyzing Erdoğan’s governing with love at selected election speeches, in the International Workshop on “Affective Authoritarianisms” Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in Global Perspectives, April 8, 2022, Berlin.