I have an interdisciplinary background in Political Science and Communication Studies and finished my master’s degree in Global Studies at Lund University in 2018. In my master’s thesis, (Re)Articulating Sexual Citizenship: Between Queering the Urban Space and Subjugating the Queer, I studied commodification of sexualities at urban spaces and responses from queer activists with a particular discussion on sexual citizenship as a political participatory identity. I am currently working at Lund Univerity as a PhD candidate in Gender Studies with the project TechnAct: Transformations of Struggle.
• Transnational Social Movements
• LGBTQI+ Activism
• Networked Resistances
• Queer Theory
• Qualitative methods
Ongoing Research and Teaching
In my PhD dissertation, I investigate the impacts of digital technologies on the LGBTQI+ movements, exploring the emergent communities of struggle in Turkey and in transnational space. My work involves, among other things, the studies on sexual citizenship, online-offline entanglements in activism, the politics of Pride, and networked resistance practices.
During my PhD so far, I have been teaching in subjects such as transdisciplinarity in gender studies, queer and transgender feminism, homonationalism, and digital ethnography. I have previous teaching experience in MA in Gendering Practices, and BA in Global Studies, in University of Gothenburg; also my current and upcoming teachings are at the Department of Gender Studies in bachelor’s level, and MSc in Social Studies of Gender at the Graduate School at Lund University.