Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Dr. Burcu Binbuğa

Dr. Burcu Binbuğa
Einstein Fellow
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Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 137a
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Short Profile

Dr. Burcu Binbuğa received her PhD in political science from Middle East Technical University (METU). She has held research fellowships at the Centre for Southeast European Studies of Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (2018) and the Department of Social Sciences (ISW) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2019-20).

Her research interests include social movements, environmental activism, Turkish politics, critical political theory, and authoritarianism. Her current research at HU-Berlin is "Activism in the Face of Authoritarianism: Environmental Movements in Contemporary Turkey". This research examines the environmental movement as a new mode of activism in the face of authoritarianism in contemporary Turkey. As a follow-up to the qualitative field research conducted in Turkey, this study focuses on contemporary environmental movements and considers their potential for creating cracks and ruptures in authoritarian regimes.



Binbuga Kınık, B.N. (2018), Nationalist Bias in Turkish Official Discourse on Hate Speech: A Rawlsian Criticism, Turkish Studies (Taylor& Francis Online), with Deveci C., DOI: 10.1080/14683849.2018.1479961

Binbuga Kınık, B.N. (2016), Examining Hate Speech from the Perspective of Arendt’s Political Theory, METU Studies in Development, 43: 707-724