Nurcan Atalan Helicke
Assistant Professor Environmental Studies Program
Office: Harder 193
Phone: x8372 (off campus: 518-580-8372)
- Ph.D. Ohio State University, Geography
- M. A., Bilkent University, International Relations
- B. A., Middle East Technical University, International Relations
COURSES TAUGHT AT SKIDMORE
- ES100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective
- ES252 Political Ecology (service learning course)
- ES352 The Politics of Food
- ES352 Global Environmental Governance
- ES352 Environment and Development in the Middle East (a NW course)
- Conservation of agricultural biodiversity
- Pedagogies and sustainability
- Food movements
- Atalan-Helicke, N. "The Halal Paradox: Negotiating identity, religious values and genetically-engineered food in Turkey" Agriculture and Human Values. Accepted.
- Atalan-Helicke, N. "Learning and Promoting Urban Sustainability: Environmental Service Learning in an Undergraduate Environmental Studies Curriculum Environmental Studies and Sciences" Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Accepted.
- Atalan-Helicke, N. and B. Mansfield 2012.“Seed Governance at the Intersection of Multiple Global and Nation-State Priorities: Modernizing Seeds in Turkey” Global Environmental Politics. 12 (4): 125–146.
- Atalan-Helicke, N. Book review. 2012 “Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems”, by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2011 400 pp. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 53 (5-6): 480-482.
- Atalan-Helicke, N. 2012. “Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food Security and Gene Banks” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. Volume 5 Issue 4 (January 2012). an online monthly history journal. http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/origins/article.cfm?articleid=64
- Atalan, N. 2007. “Transboundary Waters” In Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. P. Robbins, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (pp.1764-1766).
- Harris, L. M. and N. Atalan. 2004. “Developing Women’s Spaces: Evaluation of the Importance of Sex Segregated Spaces for Gender and Development Goals in Southeastern Turkey”. Kadin / Woman 2000, 3(2): 17 – 46.
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH/ STUDENT PROJECTS
- Gerry Marten, Kip Curtis and Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Food sytem resilience in the United States: A Conceptual Framework and Contribution of Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS), presentation at the Yale Food Systems Symposium, October 19, 2013.
- Anne Ernst and Nurcan Atalan-Helicke: organized a paper session on study abroad experiences of ESS students, and presented a paper "Global Citizenship: Conserving Biodiversity, Promoting Sustainability from Argentina to Vietnam: A Qualitative Analysis of Study Abroad Experiences" at the annual meeting of Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Pittsburgh, PA. June 19, 2013.
- Nurcan Atalan Helicke, Jordan Chang*, Amy Durland (Sustainable Saratoga), Joshua Inaba*, Tera Johnson* "Service Learning as a Creative Pedagogy: Political Ecology and Urban Forests", poster presented at the Urban Forests and Political Ecology: Celebrating Transdisciplinary international conference. Toronto, Canada. April 18-20, 2013.
- Sarah Arndt* “Building a Real Food System: The Challenges and Successes on the College Campus” (a project guided in collaboration with Monica Raveret-Richter received the undergraduate paper award of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society in 2012)
* denotes student authors