© Can Cakir

Can Çakır

English Department
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Johannisstr. 12-20
48143 Münster

Room: ES129
Phone: +49-(0)251-83-24823
E-mail: ccakir@wwu.de





Office hours during summer semester 2022:
Tuesdays 11.00-12.00

Can Çakır was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied political science and public administration in French and English at Marmara University, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon and Universitat Pompeu Fabra before graduating from the MA NTS program at the University of Münster. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Graduate School Practices of Literature. His PhD dissertation is about the critique of neoliberal ideology in selected Marxist and anarchist utopian texts.


  • Publications, Talks and Conference Papers

    Journal Article


    • Çakır, Can. 2018. “A Brief Gramscian Analysis of the First Five Years of the AKP: How the Organic Intellectuals of Turkey Helped Cement the Power of Erdoğan and His Party“. Satura, 1: 35-40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17879/satura-2018-3142.


    • Çakır, Can. 2017. “Ay Zalim Bir Sevgilidir”, İthaki Yayınları, Istanbul. Translated from the English original, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”, Robert A. Heinlein, first published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1966.

    Talks and Conference Papers

    • Çakır, Can (2022): 'Mediating Scarcity and Abundance Through Utopia in Cory Doctorow's Walkaway'. Abundance and Scarcity, International Conference for Early Career Researchers, Bordeaux Montaigne University, 18/02/2022.
    • Çakır, Can (2022): 'Nowhere/Somewhere Better Than This: The Critique of Neoliberal Ideology in Marxist and Anarchist Utopian Literature'. Lecture Series 'Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics', WWU Münster, 18/01/2022.
    • Çakır, Can (2021). 'Catastrophe as a Utopian Premise'. Graduate Student Symposium 'Silence - Catastrophe - Crisis', WWU Münster, 03/12/2021.
  • Teaching

    Summer Semester 22

    Seminar: Undergraduate Research Class II (Literary Studies) [099092]

    Winter Semester 21/22

    Seminar: Narratives of Resistance and Liberation [096757]

    Summer Semester 21

    Grundkurs: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies II: Gruppe VII [094974]

    Winter Semester 20/21

    Practical language course: Academic Skills: Gruppe IV [092866]