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Gökçe Günel


Gökçe Günel is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York City, USA.

She was previously a Cultures of Energy Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University and an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Columbia University.

She obtained a PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University (2012).

Her forthcoming book Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Green Business in Abu Dhabi focuses on the construction of renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures in the United Arab Emirates, specifically concentrating on the Masdar City project.

Her work has also been published in Ephemera, Anthropology News, Public Culture, Anthropological Quarterly, The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, The ARPA Journal, Avery Review, and PoLAR.

Gökçe Günel was a workshop expert on digital space at the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.

Last Updated: April 16, 2016
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