Hazal Hürman Awarded Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship

April 11, 2024

Congratulations to Hazal Hurman, fifth-year graduate student in Anthropology, for winning the Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship for the 2024-25 academic year. Honorific Fellowships recognize outstanding performance, professional promise, and represent high commendation from the Princeton University Graduate School.

Hazal’s dissertation, "Ethnography at the Children’s Table: Criminalized Childhoods, Political Anxieties, and Authoritarian Statecraft in Contemporary Turkey," foregrounds children’s experiences to understand ethno-racial sensibilities and political anxieties as they are reconfigured under Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian regime. Based on 18 months of ethnographic research in Antep, a multiethnic southeastern city along Turkey’s border with Syria, she explores how the legal-penal infrastructure of the authoritarian state compartmentalizes urban space into multiple zones of exception, which become incongruent zones of governance as well as living spaces in which children understand and navigate law, urban space, violence, and political discourses on childhood in distinct ways in their daily repertoires.

Hazal is co-advised by Professors João Biehl and Elizabeth A. Davis.