Eray Çaylı

Researcher Eray Çaylı, PhD (UCL, 2015), studies the material and spatial legacies of political violence in Turkey anthropologically. His current research concerns the ways in which these legacies shape and are shaped by contemporary imaginaries of disaster and resilience. Eray is Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at LSE (2018-21) where he also teaches the postgraduate course “Imaging Violence, Imagining Europe.”

He is currently completing a monograph titled The Violence of Commemoration: Turkey’s Architecture of “Confronting the Past” guest-editing a special journal issue themed “Field as Archive / Archive as Field,” and co-editing the volume Architectures of Emergency in Turkey: Heritage, Displacement, Catastrophe. Eray is a co-founder of Amed Urban Workshop, an independent academy for critical spatial research based in Diyarbakır, where he will also undertake a residency at the artist-run space Loading in summer 2019. For further information and a complete list of publications, click here.