Dr. Deniz Gündoğan İbrişim is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at the Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in trauma and memory studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, 20th and 21st century literature, the Middle East and African studies. Her main teaching interests span from feminist literary studies to critical theory and the environmental humanities.
Dr. Eren Benlisoy graduated from the Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on how the process of rural transformation in Turkey has been restructured by the dynamic of gender. She explored the participation of peasant-workers women into paid labor based on their working experiences and practices at a large-scale and export-oriented greenhouse in Western Anatolia.