Zeynep Oguz is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her MA in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University and BA in Sociology from Bogazici University. Building on environmental anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), and critical studies on time and temporality, her doctoral research addresses the world-making effects of geological knowledge and natural resources. Funded by the National Science Foundation and Wenner-Gren Foundation, her doctoral project examines the state-led oil exploration and extraction activities in Turkey, analyzing how oil exploration endeavors have rearranged the relations between time, environments, people, and the Turkish state in uneven, violent or unanticipated and creative ways, as well as the kinds of political futures they have enabled and foreclosed.

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