Ayşe Gül Altınay

Ayşe Gül Altınay (Professor of Anthropology) has been teaching gender studies, anthropology and cultural studies courses at Sabancı University since 2001. She has contributed to the development of the Cultural Studies BA and MA Programs, the Gender Studies Ph.D program, Gender Forum, and SU Gender, as well as the Sexual Harassment Policy Statement and Committee. Having served as the Director of SU Gender from 2016 till 2019, Altınay continues to act as the academic coordinator of Curious Steps and Transformative Activism programs, as well as the co-principal investigator of the EU Horizon 2020 GEARING-Roles Project. Her research and writing have focused on militarism, memory, violence, gender and sexuality. Among her books are The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education in Turkey, Violence Against Women in Turkey (with Yeşim Arat), The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of “Lost” Armenians in Turkey (with Fethiye Çetin), Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence (co-edited with Andrea Petö), and Women Mobilizing Memory (co-edited with Maria Jose Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca and Alisa Solomon, Columbia University Press, 2019). Altınay was the Marie Jahoda Visiting Chair in Gender Studies at Ruhr University in 2012; co-director of the CEU – Sabancı University Joint Academic Initiative on Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (with Andrea Petö, 2011-2015), and Visiting Faculty Fellow as part of the “Women Mobilizing Memory” Working Group at Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference between 2014 and 2016. She continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member for the Hrant Dink Foundation and as Associate Editor in the European Journal of Women’s Studies.