Universität Erfurt


Dr. Zeynep Gülşah Çapan

Zeynep Gulsah Capan completed her PhD at the University of Erfurt. She was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University. She has taught BA and MA level courses in Istanbul Bilgi University, Marmara University and Erfurt University.

Her research agenda focuses on Eurocentrism of the field of IR, sociology and historiography of international relations and postcolonial and decolonial thought.

Recent publications


(October 2016) Re-Writing International Relations: History and Theory Beyond Eurocentrism in Turkey. New York & London: Rowman & Littlefield International

Peer Reviewed Articles

(Forthcoming) ‘Writing International Relations from the Other Side of the Abyssal Line’, Review of International Studies

(Forthcoming) ‘Enacting Internationals/Reproducing Eurocentrism’, Contexto Internationales

(2016) ‘Decolonizing International Relations?’, Third World Quarterly, Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1245100

(2015) ‘In Search of Europe’ [Avrupa’yi Ararken], Marmara Journal of European Studies, Vol.2 [In Turkish]

Chapter(s) in Books

(2017) ‘Stories of IR: Turkey and the Cold War’, in Bilgin, Pınar and L.H.M Ling (eds.) Decolonizing Asia: Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations. London and New York: Routledge.

(2017) ‘Postcolonial Colonialism: The Case of Turkey’, in Epstein, Charlotte (ed.) Norming the World: Postcolonial Critiques of the Concept of ‘Norms’ in International Relations. London and New York: Routledge. (with Ayşe Zarakol).

(2018 Forthcoming) ‘Between ‘East’ and ‘West’: Travelling Theories, Travelling Imaginations’, in Gofas, Andreas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf (eds.) The Sage Handboook of  the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. London: Sage. (with Ayşe Zarakol).



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