Ayse Caglar

is a professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. Before joining Vienna University, she was a professor at Central European University, Budapest. Trained as an anthropologist and a sociologist, she has worked and published on transnationalization processes and states; the interface between migrants, migration and neoliberal urban regeneration; displacement and dispossession processes; citizenship, cultural industries; and cultural policies.


Cover for: Blow by blow: the assault on academic freedom in Turkey

The Turkish government’s ongoing assault on academic freedom is nothing new, argues Ayse Caglar. But following last year’s coup attempt, the authorities have used their extensive emergency powers as cover to ‘legalize’ their illiberal moves. Is Europe slowly waking up to this reality?