Deniz Yonucu

I am an interdisciplinary scholar working across the fields of anthropology, law and society studies, political theory, and urban studies. My work focuses on counterinsurgency and policing, surveillance, class, racism, resistance, coloniality and memory. My first book, Police, Provocation, Politics: Counterinsurgency in Istanbul (Cornell University Press, 2022) is the winner of the 2023 Anthony Leeds Prize for the best book in urban anthropology. For more information please visit:

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Newcastle University The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Henry Daysh Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU United Kingdom