Project Specialist of RESISTIRE Project
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. She is currently doing PhD in Sociology at Koç University. Before joining the SU Gender team, she worked at Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoC) as a researcher in a Horizon 2020 Project titled MIGNEX exploring the relationship between migration and development in 10 countries of origin and transit. Pınar’s research interests include migration studies, development, border studies, gender, ethnicity, and care.