Ayten Alkan

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A social scientist from Istanbul, Turkey, Ayten Alkan’s research revisits the history of urbanization on the tracks of ever-changing human-nonhuman relations. It does so through a theoretical quest to incorporate the mentality of “Animal Rights” into the “Right to the City” debate. Ayten received a grant from CAF that, in part, enabled her to pursue her research at the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, where she is attempting to comprehend the city and urban life so as to include “other animals,” by focusing on the particular case of “stray animals.”