Hande Paker
2015/16 Mercator-IPC Fellows

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

Events (organized)
Cosmopolitan Democracy Revisited in a World of Rising Populism, Deepening Polarization and Rampant Neoliberalism
October 24, 2017 | Istanbul Policy Center

The politics of serving’ and neoliberal developmentalism: the megaprojects of the AKP as tools of hegemony building
June 2017 | Neoliberal Turkey and its discontents: Economic policy and the environment under Erdoğan

After the Paris Treaty: Anti-coal Struggles in Turkey
March 31, 2016 | Istanbul Policy Center

Yerelden Küresele, Kömürden İklim Mücadelesine?
May 13, 2016 | İ

What’s in a signature? The Paris Agreement and Turkey’s position
April 23, 2016 | Hürriyet Daily News

Dams and democracy: has the last word been said on Hasankeyf?
February 25, 2016 | Open Democracy

Sivil topluma göre Paris: İklim adaleti tarihinin başlangıcı
Decmeber 11, 2015 | Radikal

İklim Adaleti, Müşterekler ve Yerel-Küresel Eksende Türkiye’de Çevre Hareketleri
November 20, 2015 | İklim Adaleti

Climate Change in Turkey: Diachronic and multidisciplinary approaches

December 1, 2015 | French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA)

Roundtable Meeting
Climate Change Policy after the Paris Treaty
February 24, 2016 | Research Center for International Relations (MURCIR)

Workshop on civil society and climate change
May 16, 2016 | Ege Universitesi

Workshop on civil society and climate change II
June 15, 2016 | IPC

Engaging climate change in transnational spheres: cosmopolitan concerns, local mobilization and environmental civil society in Turkey
July 10-14, 2016 | 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology Conference,  Vienna