Defne Gönenç, PhD

Political Scientist

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I am an academic specializing in global environmental politics, environmental justice, critical theory and political economy of developing countries. Geographically, I focus on India and the Mediterranean (Turkey and Greece).

 

I work at the Center for Mediterranean Studies, Yaşar University as a researcher in Izmir since 2019. I obtained my PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. My M.Phil. in International Relations is from University of Cambridge (Wolfson College).

 

My articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, including Environmental PoliticsInternational Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and EconomicsSoutheast European and Black Sea Studies and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. I also frequently write newspaper and blog articles (e.g. LSE Blog, The Conversation, and Cumhuriyet etc.). 

 

 

Research Interests

Global Environmental Politics

Environmental Justice

Critical Theory

Political Economy of Developing Countries

 

 

Geographies 

India

Turkey

Greece

Mediterranean Region

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Languages

Turkish

English

French

Greek 

New Delhi, 2015

 

Greece

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India

Izmir, Konak Square