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Başak Ertür
Reader in Research Architecture 
b.etur@gold.ac.uk

Başak Ertür is a critical legal scholar and a Reader at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Spectacles and Specters: A Performative Theory of Political Trials (Fordham University Press, 2022). Her work is engaged with questions of legal violence, legal performativity, and more broadly with law's epistemologies and aesthetics. She is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow (2023-24) working on a book provisionally titled Just Publics: Counter-claims to Public Truth and Justice. Başak’s edited collections include the forthcoming Routledge Handbook on the Lived Experience of Ideology (with James Martel, Naveed Mansouri and Connal Parsley, 2024), Manual for Conspiracy (2011), and Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward Said (with Müge Gürsoy Sökmen, 2008). She received the Association for the Study of Law Culture and the Humanities Julien Mezey Dissertation Award in 2016 and was a CAPES/PRINT Visiting Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2022. Prior to joining the CRA, she taught at Birkbeck Law School for a decade. She serves on the advisory board of Forensis, and the editorial committee of Law & Critique.