Hande Paker is a 2015/16 Mercator-IPC Fellow. She is a political sociologist who works on civil society, state, the transformation of citizenship, and political ecology. She has carried out research and published on modes of civil society-state relations, politics of the environment at the local-global nexus, and grounded cosmopolitan citizenship, with a particular focus on environmental struggles and women’s rights. Her articles have appeared in Environmental Politics, Theory and Society, and Middle Eastern Studies. Her current research project as part of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship is on how environmental civil society actors engage the issue of climate change to mobilize publics by focusing on local and transnational environmental spaces of action.
Hande Paker holds a PhD from McGill University. She received her MA from McGill University as well and her BA from Boğaziçi University. She is based at the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Bahcesehir University.
Activities as Mercator-IPC Fellow