Recent Publications: Akarsu Article in Anthropology Today

The February issue of Anthropology Today features an article by Ph.D. candidate Hayal Akarsu (pictured) entitled “‘Proportioning violence’: Ethnographic notes on the contingencies of police reform in Turkey.” The article is based on eighteen months of fieldwork on police reforms in Turkey. It examines how the processes of reforming expand the contours of not only policing practice but also the boundaries of police violence—ostensibly what these reforms were supposed to restrain. Read Hayal’s article here. The back cover of the journal (pictured) also features a photo by Hayal with a short caption commenting on the trajectories of the anthropology of security; view the photo and caption here.