Research group for the ethnographic inquiry into ecologies, infrastructures, bodies and knowledges
Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations

Beril Ocaklı

Beril Ocakli I am a final-stage doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
I hold a BA in International Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (2006) and a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), UK (2007). I have a track record of leading international transdisciplinary cooperation projects on behalf of the German Federal Government, EU and other multinational organisations in resource governance in Eurasia.
Challenged by the realities on the ground, in 2015 I returned to academia. Within the framework of my research project “Extractive socionatures and resistance. The un/making of Kyrgyzstan’s Gold Rush”, I explore multi-scalar valuations, discourses, practices that at once push and halt Kyrgyzstan’s gold rush. My multi-method research is at the intersection of critical institutional economics, geography and anthropology focusing on extractivisms and alternatives. At IRI THESys, I am a member of the Research Group on ‘Hydrology & Society’.

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Beril Ocaklı, Jörg Niewöhner

Making and unmaking gold as a resource. Resistant socionatures in Maidan, Kyrgyzstan Journal Article

In: Geoforum, vol. 131, pp. 151-162, 2022.

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Beril Ocaklı, Tobias Krueger, Marco A. Janssen, Ulan Kasymov

Taking the discourse seriously: Rational self-interest and resistance to mining in Kyrgyzstan Journal Article

In: Ecological Economics, vol. 189, no. 107177, 2021.

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Beril Ocaklı, Tobias Krüger, Jörg Niewöhner

Shades of Conflict in Kyrgyzstan: National Actor Perceptions and Behaviour in Mining Journal Article

In: International Journal of the Commons, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 191-207, 2020.

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Florian Coppenrath, Lukas Dünser, Beril Ocaklı, Robin Roth, Julia Tappeiner

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