Agnes is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the Open University. Prior to joining the Open University Agnes taught politics at Sabanci University in Turkey, and sociology at the American University in Cairo and the University College Cork in Ireland.
Agnes’s research interests include contemporary social and political thought, continental political philosophy, democracy, citizenship, contentious politics, migrant and refugee politics, and European and Mediterranean politics. Her recent work includes Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul (2016), Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality (2014), as well a number of articles on Turkish politics for Jadaliyya.
Agnes is currently working on two projects. The first, titled, A Europe of Refugees engages with the work of Agamben, Derrida and Nietzsche to explore the critical potential of figuring Europe as a ‘Europe of refugees’. The second explores contesting conceptions and practices of democracy in Turkey.