I am currently working on a research project that explores the ways in which contemporary discourses and practices around the politics of ecology and disaster resilience in Turkey intersect with the country's histories of violence. One of the various components of this project has received funding from the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which led to a symposium I organized in January 2019 at the LSE titled "Testimony as Environment." This is also the subject of my current Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Among the first outcomes stemming from the project is a forthcoming volume I'm co-editing together with Pınar Aykaç and Sevcan Ercan, which is titled Architectures of Emergency in Turkey: Heritage, Displacement, Catastrophe and is to be published by Bloomsbury in late 2020.
Previously, I completed extensive research that is currently the subject of a book project tentatively titled Victims of Commemoration: The Architecture and Violence of "Confronting the Past" in Turkey. This book discusses grassroots campaigns for transforming Turkey’s sites of political violence into memorial museums and the mainstream responses they triggered in the early 2010s. Also related to this strand of my research is this special issue I have edited for the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.