Banu Gökarıksel – Editor

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Banu Gökarıksel is Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her work engages feminist geography and geopolitics with a focus on gender, bodies, and public space. Through the ethnographic and multi-method fieldwork research she has been conducting in Turkey since 1996, she analyzes the politics of everyday life and questions of religion, secularism, and pluralism. She is interested in similar questions about religious, racial, and gender/sexual diversity, shared spaces, and social justice in the US as well. She is a part of the Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions and The Struggle for Hurston Hall: Racial Justice Activism at UNC projects. She has published more than twenty articles and book chapters and co-edited special issues of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studiesand Area. Her recent publications have appeared in the journals Gender, Place & Culture, Signs, Political Geography, AreaSocial & Cultural GeographyTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, and The Annals of the Association of American Geographers.