Salih Can Aciksoz


Salih Can Aciksoz is an anthropologist and an assistant professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. He also holds affiliations with the departments of Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies and the Institute for LGBT Studies. Professor Aciksoz’s research and teaching is in the areas of medical and political anthropology, gender, sexuality, and disability studies, and affect theory. His work bridges these areas to examine how bodily effects of violence produce new modes of gendered subjectivity and political agency in zones of war and political violence. His long-term ethnographic research explores everyday lives and political activism of disabled military veterans of Turkey’s Kurdish conflict.