Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aliya IŞIKSAL

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Ali Riza Taskale obtained a Master of Science in Sociology at Hacettepe University in 2006, and a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Sociology at Lancaster University in 2008. He then obtained a PHD in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, which he passed with no corrections in May 2013. Prior to joining Near East University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University. His research interests include social and political theory, critique of (neo)-liberalism, urbanism, cinema, and revolutionary theories. His research has been published in journals such as Contemporary Political Theory, Society & Space, Theory, Culture & Society, Journal for Cultural Research and Third Text, along with a number of book chapters in edited volumes. His most recent book is Post-Politics in Context (Routledge, 2016). He is currently working on the politics of imagination.