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Diren Taş, M.Sc

Diren Taş, M.Sc

Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of research and interest

Research interests: Urban Studies, Critical Geography, Political-economy
Area of expertise: Turkey, Kurdish Regions

Ph.D. Thesis: Understanding Kurdish Cities as Locus of Political Contestations and Conflicts: A Case Study in Diyarbakır


  • 2020 – present Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 2015 – 2019 MS Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
  • 2007 – 2013 BA Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul


08/2017 – 09/2017 ReachOut Berlin, Opferberatung und Bildung gegen Rechtsextremismus, Rassismus und Antisemitismus


Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
PhD scholarship (2021-2023)


  • Tas, D. (2022). Displacing Resistance in Kurdish Regions: The Symbiosis of Neoliberal Urban Transformation and Authoritarian State in Sur. In Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance inTurkey (pp. 81-104). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
  • Tas, D. (2022). Turkey’s Military Urbanism and Neocolonial Architecture in Kurdish Cities. The Commentaries, 2(1), 49-62.


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