Cihan Tekay

PhD Candidate, Cultural Anthropology // Assistant Director, Futures Initiative

I am a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at The Graduate Center and a Graduate Fellow at the Futures Initiative, where I am currently Assistant Director. I am writing my dissertation on the electrification of Turkey at the turn of the 20th century, facilitated by European finance capital.

Academic Interests

[Globalization] [modernity] [infrastructure] [energy] [technology] [capitalism] [history] [anthropology] [Turkey] [Middle East] [Europe]


PhD Candidate, Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
Graduate Fellow / Assistant Director, Futures Initiative, CUNY Graduate Center
Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sociological Theory, Sociology & Anthropology, Baruch College
Co-editor, Turkey Page, Jadaliyya e-zine, *Non-CUNY
Co-Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Organization (MESO), CUNY Graduate Center


BA, Hampshire College

MA, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

MPhil, The Graduate Center, City University of New York