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Dr Agnes Czajka

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Professional biography

Agnes Czajka joined the Department of Politics and International Studies in 2013. Prior to joining the Open University she taught politics at Sabanci University in Turkey, and sociology at the American University in Cairo and the University College Cork in Ireland. Agnes received her M.A. in Political Economy from Carleton University in Ottawa, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from York University in Toronto.

Research interests

Agnes’s research interests include contemporary social and political thought, continental political philosophy, democracy, citizenship, contentious politics, migrant and refugee politics, and European and Mediterranean politics. Agnes’s most recent books include Art, Migration and the Production of Radical Democratic Citizenship (Rowman and Littlefield), Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul (Routledge), and Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality (Edinburgh University Press). 

Recent publications

A selection of my research publications can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.


Mapping the Margins of Europe: Race, Migration and Belonging (2017)
Czajka, Agnes and Suchland, Jennifer
philoSOPHIA: Journal of Continental Feminism, 7(2) (pp. 205-214)

Europe beyond universalism and particularism (2016-02)
Czajka, Agnes
Contemporary Political Theory, 15(1) (e29-e31)

Migration in the age of the nation-state: migrants, refugees and the national order of things (2014-08-31)
Czajka, Agnes
Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 39(3) (pp. 151-163)

The Prime Minister as President? (2014)
Czajka, Agnes

Revisiting Lausanne: the Greece-Turkey population exchange (2012-12-31)
Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora
Near East Quarterly(9)

Discursive constructions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: from the Israel-Hezbollah war to the struggle over Nahr al-Bared (2012)
Czajka, Agnes
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 32(1) (pp. 238-254)

Orientalising the Egyptian uprising, take two: response to Rabab el-Mahdi and her interlocutors. (2011-07-01)
Czajka, Agnes

Inclusive exclusion: citizenship and the American prisoner and prison (2005-10)
Czajka, Agnes
Studies in Political Economy, 76 (pp. 111-142)

Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul (2017)
Czajka, Agnes
Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory
ISBN : 9781138910645 | Publisher : Routledge

Rituals of resistance and the struggle over democracy in Turkey (2020-09)
Czajka, Agnes
In: Pike, Sarah M.; Salomonsen, Jone and Tremlett, Paul-François eds. Ritual and Democracy: Protests, Publics and Performances (pp. 11-30)
ISBN : 9781781799758 | Publisher : Equinox Publishing

Hospitable Democracy: Democracy and Hospitality in Times of Crisis (2020-01-10)
Czajka, Agnes
In: Salomonsen, Jone; Houseman, Michael; Pike, Sarah M and Harvey, Graham eds. Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource
ISBN : 9781350123014 | Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic

Introduction: What will become of Europe? (2013-12)
Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora
In: Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora eds. Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality (pp. 1-8)
ISBN : 9780748683369 | Publisher : Edinburgh University Press | Published : Edinburgh

The potential of sanctuary: acts of sanctuary through the lens of camp (2013-10-01)
Czajka, Agnes
In: Lippert, Randy K. and Rehaag, Sean eds. Sanctuary Practices in International Perspectives: Migration, Citizenship and Social Movements (pp. 43-56)
ISBN : 9780415673464 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Europe’s Other: Europe, Europeanization and the Refugee (2009)
Czajka, Agnes
In: Arslan, Savaş; Aytar, Volkan; Karaosmanoğlu, Defne and Kırca Schroeder, Süheyla eds. Beyond Boundaries: Media, Culture and Identity in Europe (pp. 62-70)
ISBN : 9789756437940 | Publisher : Bahçeşehir University Press | Published : Istanbul

Art, Migration and the Production of Radical Democratic Citizenship (2022-04-06)
Czajka, Agnes and O'Brien, Aine eds.
Frontiers of the Political
ISBN : 178661278X | Publisher : Rowman and Littlefield International

Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentialities (2013-12)
Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora eds.
ISBN : 978-0748683369 | Publisher : Edinburgh University Press | Published : Edinburgh

Everywhere is Taksim, resistance everywhere (2013)
Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora

The love affair with Erdoğan (Part 2) (2012-09-04)
Czajka, Agnes

The love affair with Erdoğan (Part 1) (2012-08-27)
Czajka, Agnes

Turkish democracy: a flawed model (2011-10-11)
Czajka, Agnes and Isyar, Bora
Open Democracy

Securing the people (or state?): efforts in governing through fear (2011-04-02)
Czajka, Agnes