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.

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Academic Interests

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

  • PhD CandidateAnthropologyCUNY Graduate Center
  • Graduate Fellow / Assistant DirectorFutures InitiativeCUNY Graduate Center
  • Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sociological TheorySociology & AnthropologyBaruch College
  • Co-editor, Turkey PageJadaliyya e-zine*Non-CUNY
  • Co-ChairMiddle 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