Dr. Marlene Schäfers

Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology
e.m.schafers@uu.nl

Publications

2022

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2022). Voices that Matter: Kurdish Women at the Limits of Representation in Contemporary Turkey. Univ. of Chicago Press.
Schäfers, M. (2022). ROTTMANN, SUSAN BETH. In pursuit of belonging: forging an ethical life in European-Turkish spaces. xii, 203 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. £99.00 (cloth). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 28(3), 1062-1063.

2021

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2021). Comment on "Spaced-Out States: Decolonizing Trauma in a War-Torn Middle Eastern City" by Umut Yıldırım. Current Anthropology.
Schäfers, M. (2021). Political Violence and the Kurdish Conflict: A Review. Kurdish Studies, 9(1), 129-135. https://doi.org/10.33182/ks.v9i1.636

2020

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2020). Afterlives: Introduction. AllegraLab. https://allegralaboratory.net/afterlives-introduction/
Schäfers, M., & Düzel, E. (2020). Introduction: Between Loyalty and Critique: Gender, Morality, Militancy. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 40(1), 115-118. https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-8186115
Schäfers, M. (2020). Walking a Fine Line: Loyalty, Betrayal and the Moral and Gendered Bargains of Resistance. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 40(1), 119-132. https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-8186126

2019

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2019). Nirxandin: The Sung Home: Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation, Wendelmoet Hamelink. Derwaze, 3.
Schäfers, M. (2019). Tracing Connections: Kurdish Women Singers and the Ambiguities of Owning Oral Tradition. In M. Greve, W. Hamelink, & U. Özdemir (Eds.), Diversity and Contact Among Singer-Poet Traditions in Eastern Anatolia (pp. 77-93). Ergon.
Schäfers, M. (2019). Archived Voices, Acoustic Traces and the Reverberations of Kurdish History in Modern Turkey. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 61(2), 447-473. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0010417519000112

2018

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2018). Troubled Terrain: Lines of Allegiance and Political Belonging in Northern Kurdistan. In B. Baser, B. Zorlu, & Y. Duman (Eds.), Methodological Approaches in Kurdish Studies: Theoretical and Practical Insights from the Field (pp. 69-83). Lexington Books.
Schäfers, M. (2018). "It Used to Be Forbidden": Kurdish Women and the Limits of Gaining Voice. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 14(1), 3-24. https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-4296988

2017

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2017). Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World by Kath Weston. The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26877576
Schäfers, M. (2017). Power, Sect and State in Syria by A. Maria A. Kastrinou. Jadaliyya. http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/26074/power-sect-and-state-in-syria
Schäfers, M. (2017). Voice. In Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology https://doi.org/10.29164/17voice
Schäfers, M. (2017). Writing Against Loss: Kurdish Women, Subaltern Authorship, and the Politics of Voice in Contemporary Turkey. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 23(3), 543-561. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12648

Popularising publications

Schäfers, M., & Neven, B. (2017). Jineology: From Women’s Struggle to Social Liberation. Roar Magazine. https://roarmag.org/essays/jineology-kurdish-women-movement/

2016

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2016). Ruined Futures: Managing Instability in Post-Earthquake Van (Turkey). Social Anthropology, 24(2), 228-242. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12274

Popularising publications

Schäfers, M. (2016). Utançtan Kamusal Sese: Kadın Dengbêjler, Acının İşlenişi, ve Kürt Tarihi. Kürt Tarihi, 26, 24*29.

2015

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2015). Being Sick of Politics: The Production of Dengbêjî as Kurdish Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Turkey. European Journal of Turkish Studies, 20. https://doi.org/10.4000/ejts.5200

2014

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2014). 2011 Van Depremi: Bir mücadele alanı olarak ‘yardım’. In E. Çelebi, D. Havlioğlu, & E. Kayaalp (Eds.), Sınır Bilgisi: Siyasal İktidar, Toplumsal Mekan ve Kadına Yönelik Şiddet Ayizi.

2013

Scholarly publications

Schäfers, M. (2013). Improbable Encounters: Marching for Lice in Kadıköy. society for cultural anthropology. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/improbable-encounters-marching-for-lice-in-kadıköy