Eda Cakmakci

Eda Cakmakci

PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies
Eda Cakmakci

Eda is a doctoral candidate in the Social Anthropology program. Thematically, her research focuses on the anthropology of industry, commodity and work, as well as the application of the methods of historical anthropology in the study of agrarian and regional formations. Her dissertation project investigates how the introduction of industrial tomato production to the Antalya region at the epicenter of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast re-instituted pre-existing agrarian relations since the 1960s. Ethnographically, her project examines themes of kinship, gender, migration, debt, branding, and advertisement. Eda holds a BA from Sabanci University (Turkey) and MA from the University of British Columbia.

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