Ayşe Gül Altınay

Ayşe Gül Altınay is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). She received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology, with a Women’s Studies Certificate, from Duke University in 2001 and has served as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Women’s Studies (since 2009), Marie Jahoda Visiting Chair in International Gender Studies at Ruhr University-Bochum (2012), Visiting Faculty Fellow as part of the “Women Mobilizing Memory” Working Group at Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference (2014-2016) and Researcher in the CEU – Sabancı University Joint Academic Initiative on Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (with Andrea Petö, 2011-2015). At Sabancı University, she has contributed to the development of the Cultural Studies BA and MA Programs, the Gender Studies PhD program, Gender Forum and SU Gender, as well as the Sexual Harassment Policy Statement and Committee. Altınay’s research and writing have focused on militarism, nationalism, violence, memory, gender, and sexuality. Among her books are The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education(Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Ebru: Reflections on Cultural Diversity in Turkey(Metis, 2007, with Attila Durak); Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey(Punto, 2008, with Yeşim Arat); The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of Lost Armenians in Turkey(Transaction, 2014, with Fethiye Çetin, trans. Maureen Freely), Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence (Routledge, 2016, with Andrea Petö), and and the forthcoming volume Women Mobilizing Memory (Columbia University Press, 2019, co-edited with Maria Jose Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca and Alisa Solomon). Her co-authored book with Yeşim Arat, Türkiye’de Kadına Yönelik Şiddet(Violence Against Women in Turkey) was awarded the 2008 PEN Duygu Asena Award.

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  1. Ayşe Gül Altınay’s Statement in Court

    Ayse Gul Altinay statements at the court is here published. She signed the "We will not be party of this Crime"-petition in Turkey .

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