Areas of Interest:
Orientalism, social memory, gender
Ph.D., Goldsmiths College (2000)
B.A., Boğaziçi University (1980)
“Occidentalism and Registers of Truth: Politics of Archives in Turkey”, New Perspectives on Turkey, 34, 2006, Special Issue on Social Memory, eds. M.Ahıska, B.Kırlı.
"Aradığınız Kişiye Şu An Ulaşılamıyor": Türkiye'de Hayat Tarzı Temsilleri, 1980-2005 (with Zafer Yenal ), Osmanlı Bankası Arşiv ve Araştırma Merkezi, Istanbul, 2006.
“Hayal Edilemeyen Toplum: Türkiye’de “Çevresiz Merkez” ve Garbiyatçılık", Toplum ve Bilim, 105, 2006.
Hikayemi Dinler Misin? Tanıklıklarla Türkiye’de İnsan Hakları ve Sivil Toplum (edited with Zafer Yenal), Tarih Vakfı Yayınları, Istanbul, 2004
Meltem Ahıska is Professor of Sociology at Boğaziçi University. She has written and edited a number of books among which Occidentalism in Turkey: Questions of Modernity and National Identity in Turkish Radio Broadcasting (2010) is the most recent. Her articles and essays on Occidentalism, social memory, national identity, and gender have appeared in various journals and edited volumes. She has been in the editorial collectives of Akıntıya Karşı, Zemin, Defter, Pazartesi journals. She is a member of the editorial board of the e-journal Red Thread.