Emrah Karkilic

Emrah Karakilic

Research Fellow

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab


Dr. Emrah Karakilic works as a research fellow in the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab)

Career overview

Emrah holds a PhD in sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London, where he worked as a graduate tutor and (later) as an associate lecturer in both sociology and management studies departments between 2012-17. In May 2017, he joined the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.

Research areas

Work, employment and society; Marxist political economy; Italian operaismo and post-operaismo; business ethics; critical management; and cognitive capitalism.

External activity

Emrah is a reviewer of Business & Society. He is a member of Higher Education Academy, EGOS, British Sociological Association, and European Sociological Association.


Academic Publications

Karakilic, E. 2017. Five theses on debt economy. Capital&Class, 41(3).

Karakilic, E. 2016. The uprising: On poetry and finance, by Franco Berardi. Reviewed in: Capital&Class, 40(2).

Karakilic, E. 2006. Linguistics. In Cevizci, A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ankara: Ebabil Publishing.

Conference Papers

[Co-author] Creativity as Affirming Chance and Necessity: A Deleuzian Approach to Creative Surprises in 34th EGOS Colloquium, Talinn, 2018

[Co-author] Dwelling in an ‘ethos’– Heideggerian insights into what we mean by organizational culture and how we may influence it in Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2018

[Co-author] Disrupting and displacing values-driven business vocabularies: Addressing the division between business and societyin 13th Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Samos, 2018

[Co-author] Values-driven business alignment across ethics, compliance and CSR: conversations with practitioners in 24th Annual International IVBEC, Chicago, 2017

Thinking Capitalism in Biopolitical Context in8th Enquire Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, 2015

Theorizing Financialisation through Marx’s Theory of Accumulation in 11th European Sociological Association Conference, Italy, 2013

Locating Financialisation in 11th European Sociological Association Conference, Italy, 2013

Researching the Process of Financialisation in Sociology in International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy, Netherlands, 2013

Capital Markets as Simulacrum in Postgraduate Symposium at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2012

Public Articles

Karakilic, E.2016. What we may expect from recent Wikileaks on Turkish politics. opendemocracy.net. Available at https://www.opendemocracy.net/emrah-karakilic/what-we-may-expect-from-recent-wikileaks-on-turkish-politics [Accessed 5 August 2016].

(Pseudonym). Yagmurem, D. 2014. Chaos in Turkey: Post-election scenarios. Liberte! Available at  http://liberte.pl/turcje-czeka-czas-chaosu-rozmowa-denizem-yagmurem/ [Accessed 5 August 2016]

Karakilic, E. 2013. Open-books, Goldsmiths Sociology Online. Available at http://www.gold.ac.uk/sociology/50/open-books/ [Accessed 5 August 2016]

Karakilic, E. 2011. The corrosion of myths. Street Signs Magazine. Available at http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/streetsigns-publication/ [Accessed 5 August 2016]

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