Marlene Schäfers

Marlene Schäfers

Position: FWO [PEGASUS]2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, 2016-2019

Academic Interests:
As a political anthropologist Marlene Schäfers has been working in Turkey, specifically the Kurdish region, since 2008. Her current research investigates the central role sacrificial death and martyrdom play in the making and unmaking of political order in the contemporary Middle East. A study of Kurdish political martyrdom in Turkey, the project explores how fallen guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party acquire politically potent afterlives that vitalize Kurdish political agendas while posing a direct threat to Turkish sovereignity

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