Conferences & Talks

Podcast

I was the guest for Ozan Zeybek & Hilal Alkan’s Havadan Sudan podcast. We talked about a whole bunch of things – food, politics, gastronomy, Istanbul, neoliberalism. Find the episode below. Happy listening!

Havadan Sudan – September 7, 2021

Talk

I will be speaking on Feeding Istanbul for the Food Group of Birkbeck Institute for Social Research.
Registration is open for those who want to listen, and I think a recording will be made available later on as well.
Here is a link to the event page
Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

Talk

Talk

For those of you who might be interested, I will be discussing biopolitics, neoliberalism and right to subsistence/right to food.

Talk

Talk

>>> I am going to be talking to Asli Aksoy of Eli Belinde Tarim about her experiences as a woman entrepreneur in agriculture. Looking forward to the conversation! – particularly to hearing about her journey to the top as Turkey’s premium asparagus grower! Come join us for this amazing talk today (March 9th, 2021) at 3.40 PM on Zoom!!

Interview

Birgün

I did an interview with the Turkish daily Birgün on the effects of the pandemic on the food supply chains and urban provisioning. A bit depressing, but well worth the read.

TL, DR: Poverty has consequences – and food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger are among the most important. While this in itself is not news, how the economic downturn fueled by the pandemic has made all of this so much more entrenched for so many more is.

Published on 02/13/2021

Interview

>>> I talked to Eylul Senses and Can Kocak from vesaire.org on the future of our food system. We discussed whether alternative food networks can be a feasible, food system-wide solution for us all and even if not, what they can teach us (TLDR: the value of organizing, engaging and participating as citizens in politics a la food; in other words, the value of democracy!!!) . It was a slightly depressing conversation, but ended on a positive note. Read the whole interview here: https://vesaire.org/candan-turkkan-kapitalizm-salgin-gida-tedarik-zincileri/

Talk

>>> I was moderating the Webinar “Geçmişten Günümüze İstanbul’un Yemek Kültürü ve Gıda Tedariği” .

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>>> I was moderating “12th Sustainability Talks” with our guest Prof. Mustafa Koç from Ryerson University. Check out the details here!

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>>>I was talking about the “Politics of Life and Death at Istanbul’s Food Banks” in Orient Institut Istanbul (pretty depressing stuff, TBH, but interesting nonetheless!!)

Talk

>>>I was talking about databases vis-a-vis food banks and precarity in ODTU Tekpol 2019 (Middle East Technical University) (seriously, is there/can there be a non-/dis-/a-political database??? Or are they ‘merely’ tools/technologies of domination???)

Talk

>>> I was moderating the World Food Day Conference, 16 October 2019, Ozyeğin University. (very interesting presentations. let me know if you want to know more about it!!)

Conference

>>> I was at 2nd International Symposium on Men and Masculinities / Masculinities: Challenges and Possibilities in Troubling Times at Ozyegin University.

Talk

>>> I was talking about the complexities and contradictions of Slow Food, aggrandizing of ‘traditional’, ‘slow’ cuisines and the latent exploitation of women’s reproductive labour in the domestic sphere as a part of Yerel ve Kırsal Kalkınma Uzmanlık Eğitimi Sertifika Programı at the Ozyegin University.

Talk

>>> I was talking about the uses of databases by local state agencies to grant and deny access to food banks in İstanbul Technical University Ayazağa Campus as a part of STS TURKEY 2019.

Talk

>>> I was talking about “Sovereignty, Safety and Crisis of Food” in Ekofest 2019 Kazdağı. To see the full program:

Ekofest 2019

Conference

Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society 2019 Conference
Theme: Finding Home in the “Wilderness”: Explorations in Belonging in Circumpolar Food Systems Explorations in Belonging in Circumpolar Food Systems
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA, June 26-29, 2019
Panel: Food, Hunger and Charity (Theme: The Food System: Access, Availability, and Utilization)
The Deserving Subjects: Subject-Formation in Istanbul’s Food Banks
Link: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/programs/ASFS/schedule/ms1-food-hunger-and-charity.cshtml

Conference

I was at the Sustainable Food Conference at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul.
Well-worth checking out!
Were you there? Have we met? Shoot me an email <candanturkkan@gmail.com> and lets get back in touch!

Conference

Western Political Science Association 2018 Annual Meeting
Section 16: Political Thought: Historical Approaches
Panel 16.05: Rights, Foundings, and the Limits of Sovereignty
Provisioning the City, Feeding the Body Politic: Limits of Classical Sovereignty 
Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:00 – 9:45 AM

Talk

An Embodied Leviathan: Conceptualizing Sovereignty through the Provisioning of Ottoman Istanbul 

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Feb. 9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Selected Talks

An Embodied Leviathan: Conceptualizing Sovereignty through the Provisioning of Ottoman Istanbul          

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Feb. 9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Unbounding Ethnography

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Sociology; Nov. 4, 2016, Amherst, MA, USA

Advanced Feminist Certificate Graduate Student Conference

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies University of Massachusetts Amherst; April 24, 2014, Amherst, MA, USA

 Cultures of Resistance: Social Movements, Collective Action and Civil Society

Sociology Student Association of the New School for Social Research; April 2, 2011, New York, NY, USA

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