Ph.D., Indiana University
Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
Kimberly Hart is a social-cultural anthropologist whose current work focuses on Turkish configurations of Sunni Islam, rurality, state power, and neo-tarikats. Her doctoral work on the DOBAG project, a women's carpet weaving cooperative in western Turkey explores gendered configurations of power among the western founders of the project and the villagers who implement and sustain it, as well as marriage, morality, and memory.
And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey, Stanford University Press, 2013
"Modernliği Dokumak: Bir Batı Anadolu Köyünde Hayat, Aşk, ve Emek" (Weaving Modernity: Life, Love, and Labor in a Western Antatolian Village), Koç University Press, 2011.
"Modernist Desires among Recent Migrants in Western Turkey," Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 2011, 2(2): 34-41.
"The Economy and Morality of Elopement in Rural Western Turkey," Ethnologia Europaea, 2010, 40(1):58-76.
"Conflicts and Conundrums in a Women’s Cooperative in Western Turkey," Hagar, Autumn 2009, 9(1).
"The Orthodoxization of Ritual Practice in Western Anatolia," American Ethnologist, 2009, 36(4):735-49.
"Performing Piety and Islamic Modernity in a Turkish Village," Ethnology, 2007, 46(4):289-304.
"Love by Arrangement: The Ambiguity of “Spousal Choice” in a Turkish Village," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2007, 13:345-62.
"Images and Aftermaths: the Use and Contextualization of Atatürk Imagery in Political Debates in Turkey," Polar: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 1999, 22(1):66-84.
In Collected Volumes
"The Decline of a Cooperative", In: Cross-stitching Textile Economies with Value, Sanctity, and Transnationalism. Editors: Walter Little, Patricia A. McAnany, New York: AltaMira Press, 2011
"Weaving Modernity, Commercializing Carpets: Collective Memory and Contested Tradition in Örselli Village" (pp. 16-39). In: The Politics of Public Memory in Turkey, edited by Esra Özyürek, Syracuse University Press, 2007.
"Women, Gender and Marriage: Practices: Turkey," Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume III: Family, Body, Sexuality and Health, Brill Publishing, 2005:39-41.
Curator, What Josephine Saw, at Gallery in the Research for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC), Beyolğu, Istanbul, June 11-September 2012
What Josephine Saw: Twentieth Century Photographic Visions of Nomadic and Rural Anatolia, Koc University Press, to be published in English and Turkish, 2012
Editor and contributor: Kilim Örnekleri: Examples from Kilims, 2003 Exhibition Catalogue Josephine Powell Collection, Istanbul: Vehbi Koç Foundation, 2007.
Trousseaux: From Weaving Textiles to Collecting Mass Commodities, Textile Society of America, 2010.
Culture Brokers: Villagers, Photographers, Scientists, and Others, Biannual Conference, Textile Society of America, 2008.
(both available online at Digital Commons at University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
A Wedding in the Yuntdag
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