Dr. Çetin Gürer

Contact

Guest Researcher
Zentrum für Arbeit und Politik der Universität Bremen (zap)
Forschungsverfügungsgebäude (FVG)
Wiener Straße 9, 1. Etage, Raum M.1040
28359 Bremen

Telefon (Büro): +49 (0) 421 - 218 56 705
E-Mail: guerer(at)uni-bremen.de

Professional experience

  • Guest Researcher, University of Bremen, Centre for Work and Politics, Bremen-Germany
    (since 2016)
  • Assoc.-Prof. Dr., Nişantaşı University, Department of Sociology, İstanbul
    (2015-2016)   
  • Scientific Advisor for Political Researches, Social and Political Research Center, Diyarbakır
    (2012-2013)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Çankaya University, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ankara
    (2008-2015)
  • Certified Freelance Translator German-Turkish
    (2008-dato)
  • Research Assistant "Language Experience and Difficulties of Bilingual Children”, University of Hamburg
    (2004-2005)

Study

  • PhD-Dissertation in Political Science, University of Ankara, Faculty of Political Science, Turkey
    (2008-2015)
  • Master in Sociology, University of Hamburg, Germany
    (2003-2007)
    1. Minor: Political Science
    2. Minor: Educational Science
  • B.A. in Sociology, Dumlupinar University, Turkey
    (1998-2002)

Research

Research interests

  • Minority Self-government, Autonomy, Federalism, Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution
  • Identity, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Minority Issues
  • Kurdish Nationalism and Kurdish Issue in Turkey
  • Globalization, International Migration
  • Colonialism, Decolonialism, Indigenous Movements
  • Social Movements
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Research projects

  • PhD Research: "Autonomy Arrangements as Conflict Resolution for National-Ethnic Problems: Kurdish Problem and Democratic Autonomy"
    (2008-2015)
  • Quantitative Research: "Demands on A New Constitution in Turkey: Perceptions, Wishes and Problems"
    (2012)
  • M.A. Thesis: "Internationale Migration von hochqualifizierten Arbeitskräften in der Globalisierung"
    (2006-2007)
  • Field Research in Sociology: "Homelessness among young adults in Hamburg", University of Hamburg, Germany
    (2006)
  • Under-Graduate Thesis: "The Human-Nature Paradox as Social Change in Critical Theory", Dumlupinar University, Turkey
    (2001-2002)

Publications

Monograph

  • Gürer, Çetin (2015), "Demokratik Özerklik: Bir Yurttaşlık Heterotopyası", Ankara: Notabene Yay. [Democratic Autonomy as a Heterotopia of Citizenship, Notabene Publishers, Ankara]

Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Gürer, Çetin (2015), "Demokratik özerklik: İhtimalden Olanağa Kürt sorununun çözümü", Dipnot Dergisi, Yıl 2015, Sayı 19-20, ss.163-178 [Democratic Autonomy: From Possibility to Potentiality of Resolving the Kurdish Problem, Dipnot Journal, Year 2015, Vol.19-20, pp.163-178]
  • Gürer, Çetin (2015), "Aktörün Perspektifinden Demokratik Özerkliğe Bakmak: Kürt siyasal hareketinin demokratik özerklik yaklaşımı". Mülkiye Dergisi, Yıl 2015, Sayı 39 (1).[Revisiting Democratic Autonomy from the Actor’s Perspective: The Concept of the Democratic Autonomy of the Kurdish Movement, Mülkiye Journal, Year 2015, Vol. 39(1), pp. 58-91]
  • Gürer, Çetin  (2007), "Aydınlanmanın Diyalektiği, Türkiye ve Seçimler", Birikim Dergisi, Yıl 2007, Sayı 220, [Dialectic of Enlightenment, Turkey and General Elections, Birikim Journal, Year 2007, Vol. 220]

Non-peer reviewed Articles

Conference Papers

  • "Can Democratic Autonomy resolve the Kurdish Problem? Possibilities, Boundaries and Potentialities", 14th Conference of the Turkish Social Science, METU, Ankara
    (23-25 October 2015)
  • "From National to Post-national Struggle: Recent Developments in Political Strategies of the Kurdish Movement". 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague
    (25-28 August 2015)
  • "Democratic Autonomy as a Limitation of the Power of the Nation State". Queen’s University Belfast & University of Ankara, British Council Researcher Links Workshop: New Modalities for Democratic Autonomy for Minorities that don’t entail Dismembering States: Case of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara.
    (15-18 May 2015)
  • "The Perception of Peace of the AKP-Government: Resolution or Disposal?" Conference of Social Science in Karaburun, İzmir.
    (7 September 2013)

Invited talks

  • "What remains for the Kurds after the Gezi" Gezi – before and after – 2013-2016, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
    (20 May 2015)
  • "What is Democratic Autonomy and what it is not", Keynote Speaker, Sabanci University, İstanbul
    (16 December 2015)
  • "Democratic Autonomy as a Heterotopia of Citizenship", Conference on Kurdish Studies II organized by Foundation of İsmail Beşikçi, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul.
    (7-8 June 2014)
  • "Autonomy as Conflict Resolution in Europe", organized by the Association of Human Rights, Ankara.
    (March 2014)
  • "Democratic Autonomy and the Resolution of Kurdish Problem in Turkey", SES Health Policies, Ankara.
    (26 February 2014)

Memberships & peer reviewing

  • ESA / European Sociological Association
  • Demos / Research Center for Peace, Democracy and Alternative Politics, Ankara