Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Öcal, D.K. & Gökariksel, B. (2022). Grounding Religious Geopolitics: The Everyday Counter-Geopolitical Practices of Turkish Mosque Communities in Germany. Geoforum.  (Open Access)

Öcal, D. K. (2020). “Like the father’s home:” perceived state of the Turkish-Sunni community in Germany. Political Geography, 78.

Öcal, D.K. (2020). Mosques as Spaces of Everyday Geopolitical Tensions. Geopolitics. 

Öcal, D. K., Gökariksel, B., Aykaç, B. (2024). Embodied Geopolitics: The Discursive Construction of Refugee Men and Masculinities in Turkey. Geopolitics.

In Progress:

Grasping State Violence Through the Views of Its Perpetrators: A Comprehensive Exploration of Research Methodologies, Ethical Considerations, and Insights into Activist Research (expected to be published in Spring 2024).

Feminist geopolitical approaches to migration, displacement, and resettlement (Introduction to a Special Issue in the Journal of Geopolitics -- expected to be published in Spring 2024) 

Book chapters:

Öcal, D. K. (2014). The Continuity of Statist Tradition in Islamism: Minorities from National Outlook to the Justice and Development Party. In Türkiye ve Kore’de Siyasi ve Ekonomik Dönüşüm (Ed. Gökhan Karsan & Erhan Atay). İstanbul Üniversitesi Avrasya Enstitüsü Yayınları (8). [originally written in Turkish] 

Öcal, D.K. (2024). "Mosques are life itself there": The Social Lives of Turkish-Sunni Mosques in Germany in Routledge Handbook of Turkey's Diasporas (Eds Dr. Ayca Arkilic and Dr. Banu Senay). 

Book reviews:

Öcal, D.K. (2020). [Review of the book Feeling Like a State: Desire, Denial, and the Recasting of Authority, by Davina Cooper]. Geographical Review.

Öcal, D.K. (2021). [Review of the book Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability, by Simon Dalby]. Human Geography.

Öcal, D.K. & Şanlı, N. (2024). Review of "Gendered Fortunes: Divination, Precarity, and Affect in Postsecular Turkey" by Zeynep Korkman. Gender, Place, and Culture. 

Contributions:

Öcal, D.K. (2024). "Peki Feminizm Bunun Neresinde?": Siyasi Coğrafyanın Feminist Okumaları. Feminist Tahayyül  [Araştırma Notu - Şubat 2024]

In Progress:

A Feminist Geopolitical Perspective on Turkish-Sunni Mosques in Germany: Everyday Life, State and Geopolitics. Blogpost for Schweizerische Gesellschaft Mittlerer Osten und Islamische Kulturen.