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Selin Cagatay


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41255 Göteborg
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

Om Selin Cagatay

Selin Çağatay is a postdoctoral fellow in the research project Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation. Her research concerns the changing agendas, forms, and strategies of gender equality struggles in Turkey and globally. She explores the relationship between gender equality activism and other actors of gender politics such as the state, political parties, social movements, and transnational institutions and formations. She is interested in shifting the almost-exclusive scholarly attention to institutional forms of feminism that are often identified with westocentric, globally hegemonic agendas towards the growing counterpublic sphere where autonomous, informal, horizontal, and/or small-scale initiatives prevail.

Selin holds a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (dissertation title “Politics of Gender and the Making of Kemalist Feminist Activism in Contemporary Turkey, 1946–2011”). Before coming to the University of Gothenburg she was a visiting lecturer at Central European University, Department of Gender Studies and Eötvös Lorand University, Department of European Studies where she taught courses on gender regimes, women’s activism, NGOs, and transnational feminism from a historical and global perspective. She was an assistant editor for Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History. She also worked as a junior researcher and project preparation assistant for the project “ZARAH. Women’s labour activism in transnational perspective. Central, South-Eastern, and Eastern Europe from the age of empires to the late 20th century,” run by Prof. Susan Zimmermann at Central European University.