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 focuses on feminist theory and feminist geography, especially in analyzing politics through the critical categories of the everyday, bodies, and material objects. Through the ethnographic and multi-method fieldwork research she has been conducting in Turkey since 1996, she examines the formation of political subjects, spaces, and commodities within the Turkish context where Islam, secularism, gender, and consumer capitalism are fiercely contested. She completed an NSF-funded project that studies the production and consumption of veiling-fashion. She is currently working on a second NSF-funded project that analyzes the changing role of religion in the public sphere. She is also a part of the Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions project. She has published more than twenty articles and book chapters and co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Her recent publications have appeared in the journals Signs, Political Geography, Area, Global Networks, Social and Cultural Geography, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and Gender, Place, & Culture.