Ayşe Parla at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


FASS Faculty Member Ayşe Parla has been accepted to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton for the academic year 2016-17 for the completion of her book project entitled “Anxious Hope: Bulgarian-Turkish Labor Migrants, Ethnic Privilege and Everyday Law.” The book proposes a legal anthropology of hope through the exploration of the legal regulation of migrants as well as  law’s informal manifestations in producing a structure of feeling designated as anxious hope.


“The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. It provides for the mentoring of younger scholars by Faculty.Thirty-three Nobel Laureates and 41 out of 56 Fields Medalists, as well as many winners of the Wolf and MacArthur prizes, have been affiliated with the Institute. Past Faculty have included Albert Einstein, who remained at the Institute until his death in 1955, and distinguished scientists and scholars such as Clifford Geertz, Kurt Gödel, Hetty Goldman, Albert Hirschman,  George Kennan, John von Neumann, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Erwin Panofsky.”