Dr. Hande Paker
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Hande Paker is a political sociologist who works on civil society, state, the transformation of citizenship, and political ecology. She has carried out research and published on modes of civil society-state relations, politics of the environment at the local-global nexus, and grounded cosmopolitan citizenship, with a particular focus on environmental struggles and women’s rights. Her articles have appeared in Environmental Politics, Theory and Society, and Middle Eastern Studies. Her current research project focuses on how environmental civil society actors engage the issue of climate change to mobilize publics by focusing on local and transnational environmental spaces of action in Turkey and Germany. More information is available here.