Alize Arican, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Anthropology




Dr. Arican's work centers on urban life, temporality, migration, racialization, and care. In her current book project, she explores these issues through an engaged ethnography of Istanbul’s Tarlabasi neighborhood. Her research takes up the future as a site of contestation and political possibility. She is interested in how people reconfigure broader political projects that seek to disenfranchise them—from urban transformation and displacement, to transit migration and anti-Blackness.

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  1. Arican A. Rumor as Archive: The Story of the Golden Cross in Taksim 360. Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. 2022; 1(8):109-128.
  2. Arican A. 1237, or, Dying Elsewhere. Current Anthropology. 2021; 1(62):110-116.
  3. Arican A. Behind the Scaffolding in Tarlabasi, Istanbul: Manipulations of Time, Delay, and Power. City & Society. 2020; 3(32):482-507.
  4. Arican A. Care in Tarlabasi amidst Heightened Inequalities, Urban Transformation, and Coronavirus. Radical Housing Journal. 2020; 2(2):219-228.
  5. Arican A. The Ghost of Karl Marx. entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography. 2019; 2(2):27-32.

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Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2020

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2021 University of Illinois at Chicago: Outstanding Dissertation Award
2020 American Ethnological Society: Elsie Clews Parsons Prize
2019 American Anthropological Association, Middle East Section: Best Student Paper Prize
2019 Middle East Studies Association: Best Graduate Paper Prize
2017 University of Illinois at Chicago: 16th Annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award for Research on Women and Gender
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