Ziya Kaya

School of Anthropology
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ziya Kaya is a PhD student in the School of Anthropology interested in simultaneous, mutually-reinforcing transformations at the intersection of rural livelihoods and environmental and technological change. He has conducted research in and outside a small-scale greenhouse in western Turkey. He questions how humans (workers, owners, and villagers) and nonhumans (plants, animals, and infrastructures) negotiate social and environmental justice amidst the controlled ecology of the greenhouse and volatile market conditions. Ziya holds a Master’s degree in comparative studies in history and society from Koç University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Marmara University.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences