Idil Onen

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Research Interests

  • Forced migration; Ssocial displacement; Alteration of urban spaces; Gentrification; Urban destruction; Conflict and post-conflict cities; Spatialized state violence; Nationalism as spatial

Idil Onen was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center. After receiving an MA in Comparative History from the Central European University in Budapest, she continued her research in Paris as a visiting research fellow at University of London, Institute in Paris. There, she co-organized a lecture series called: Dis-Placing Politics. She is currently working with a few colleagues on a project to map the destruction and displacement caused by the military operations carried out by Turkey against its Kurdish regions in 2015-2016, focusing particularly on the ancient city district of Diyarbakir, Sur.