Esin Düzel

Dr. Esin Düzel is a Project Specialist for the Horizon2020 project ACCTING (Advancing Behavioral Change through an Inclusive Green Deal), and gender equality trainer at Purple Certificate and ProGender+ programs. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), MA in Comparative Studies from the Ohio State University, and BA in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University. Her work focuses on space and morality in conflicts, feminist peace, and future studies (with a focus on utopias and climate crisis).

Burcu Borhan Türeli

Burcu Borhan Türeli works as a Project Specialist at Sabancı University Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender) for the EU Horizon 2020 project ACCTING (AdvanCing Behavioural Change Through an INclusive Green deal). She holds a BA in English Language and Literature (2004) and Translation Studies (2005) from Istanbul University with high honors. Awarded a Fulbright scholarship, she earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, USA (2009).

Enis Demirer

Enis received his bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from Boğaziçi University. After that, he received a master’s degree in sociology from London School of Economics with a dissertation titled “Spectres from the Front,” which he wrote on the experiences of conscripts in Voices from the Front. He is currently a graduate student at Sabancı University’s cultural studies program and works as an assistant at SUGender. His academic interests reside in memory studies, queer theory, visual and popular cultures.  


Caner Hazar

Caner Hazar works as an education program specialist at SU Gender. He also works as a part-time instructor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey). He holds a BA in Education, an MA in Women’s Studies from Istanbul University, an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut (Uconn). While at UConn, he worked as a lecturer in Sociology and with UConn’s federally funded Student Support Services to prepare first-generation college students for college.

Begüm Acar

Begüm Acar works as the Coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies Center in Sabanci University (SU Gender). Begüm studied Sociology and Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, and continues her graduate study in Musicology. As a feminist activist, Begüm has volunteered in civil society organizations on gender equality at both national and international levels, taken part in campaigns and research projects specially on femicide, local elections, peace, and women's labor.

Berfin Çiçek

Berfin Çiçek is a Master’s student in the Cultural Studies department at Sabancı University and a research assistant at SU Gender and Women’s Studies Center for Excellence. She completed her undergraduate studies of Comparative Literature at Koç University with an Honors thesis “Telling the Memories of Massacre: Trauma and Testimony from Dersim’s 38” which was published by Amsterdam University Press. She is currently working on her MA thesis titled “Politics of Resistance in Modern Iranian Literature: Trauma, Memory and the Limits of Subjectivities”.

Dilşah Pınar Ensari

Pınar holds BA degrees in Philosophy and Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University and an MA degree in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University. In 2013, she won the first prize at Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Awards with her article based on her fieldwork for the MA thesis. The same article was published in the book titled Dicle Koğacıoğlu Kitabı: Türkiye’de Cinsiyet Kültürleri in 2019. After working in Hrant Dink Foundation and Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TÜSEV) as project coordinator for several years, she decided to turn back to academia.

Aslı İkizoğlu Erensü

Aslı İkizoğlu Erensü is currently teaching at Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota, and an MA in Sociology from the University of Essex. She is interested in regimes of mobility and politics of humanitarianism, and has worked on (i) how refugees are constituted as subjects of intervention at the intersection of the two, and (ii) how the experience of asylum is locally produced in Turkish cities.

Aslıhan Muazzez Ünsal

Aslıhan Muazzez Ünsal is a visiting instructor in the Foundations Development Program at Sabanci University. She completed her undergraduate degree in the Physics Department at Bilkent University, Ankara. She continued her master studies in Astronomy at Boston University. Her PhD degree in Physics is from Sabanci University. Her research interests are High Energy Astrophysics, spectral and temporal properties of Gamma ray bursts.

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.

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