Suspended at the Purgatory: Resistance and Legality in Northern Kurdistan

Project Details


This research project presupposes the Turkish State as a Necropower in Northern Kurdistan and investigates the everyday forms of resistance to these Necropolitical practices. This doctoral project aims at discovering various conceptualizations of the legality and examining the impacts of the forms of everyday resistance in (re)shaping the perceptions of legality in a neo-colonial society, wherein the trust towards the official state law is either weak or even non-existent. The project is carried out as an ethnographic study in Diyarbakır in Northern Kurdistan, analyzed from a perspective drawing on post-colonial theory in the sociology of law.
Effective start/end date2018/01/012022/01/01

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law and Society


  • Resistance, Legality, Necropolitics