Kenan Behzat Sharpe

Kenan Behzat Sharpe

Who is Kenan Behzat Sharpe?

Kenan Behzat Sharpe is an Istanbul-based journalist and academic. He completed his PhD in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2019. He is a co-founder of Blind Field: A Journal of Critical Inquiry and an assistant editor at Commune Magazine. He has written about art, culture, and politics in Turkey, Greece, and beyond for Al-Monitor, Jacobin, and Verso. His academic publications center on the relationship between left-wing social movements, youth countercultures, and the arts. He is currently completing his first book manuscript, Rockers and Radicals in Anatolia: Turkish Psychedelic Rock and the World 1960s, which explores the music and political context of Tülay German, Cem Karaca, Moğollar, Selda Bağcan, Erkin Koray, and other Anadolu Rock figures.

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