Gökçe Günel

About Gökçe Günel

Gökçe Günel is an Assistant Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She finished her PhD in Anthropology at Cornell University in 2012. Her first book Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi focuses on the construction of renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures in the United Arab Emirates, more specifically concentrating on the Masdar City project. The book will be published by Duke University Press in February 2019. Following her doctoral work, Dr. Günel was a Cultures of Energy Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University and an ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Lecturer at Columbia University. Her articles have been published in LimnEphemera, Engineering Studies, Public CultureAnthropological QuarterlyThe Yearbook of Comparative LiteratureThe ARPA JournalAvery Review, and PoLAR. She has also contributed to edited volumes, such as Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary (Lars Müller, 2016), Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon (Punctum Press, 2018), The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress (NYU Press, 2019), and Frontier Assemblages (Wiley, 2019). 


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Gökçe Günel
Assistant Professor, Anthropology of Energy and Climate Change
Telephone: 520-626-1192
Office: 447
Office Hours: Tues 1:00 - 2:30 PM