zafer yenal


Zafer Yenal was born in Konya in 1967. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, in 1989, from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; and his PhD degree in 2000 from the Binghamton University, United Kingdom. He is a professor of sociology at Boğaziçi University, Turkey; and his research interests include consumption studies, food culture, sociology of agriculture, rural and historical sociology. He is the author of several books, such as Bildiğimiz Tarımın Sonu: Küresel İktidar ve Köylülük (The End of Agriculture as We Know: Global Power and Peasantry, co-authored with Çağlar Keyder, İletişim, 2013) and Aradığınız Kişiye Şu An Ulaşılamıyor: Türkiye’de Hayat Tarzı Temsilleri, 1980-2005 (The Person You Have Called Cannot Be Reached at the Moment: Representations of Lifestyles in Turkey, 1980-2005, co-authored with Meltem Ahıska, Osmanlı Bankası, 2006). His recent articles include ‘Culinary Work at the Crossroads in Istanbul’ (co-authored with M. Kubiena) published at Gastronomica in 2016, and the ‘Politics of Seed: The Awakening of a Landrace Wheat and its Prospects’ (co-authored with Derya Nizam) published at Journal of Peasant Studies in 2020. Yenal has been writing on popular sociology at his weekly column Zappa Zamanlar (Zappa Times) under Aposto! communication platform since January 2021 (