Alum, Yücel Demirer, co-edits journal on symbolic politics

August 15, 2017
Yücel Demirer

OSU folklore alum Yücel Demirer has co-edited a special issue of the Turkish journal Praksis on Symbolic Politics (42, 2017). With articles by some of his students, the issue considers symbolic contestation in public space, popular culture, state ceremony, academia, and protest performance in contemporary Turkey. Until September 2016, Demirer was Associate Professor of Political Science at Kocaeli University, where he introduced folkloristic and ethnographic approaches to the study of lived politics.