Gender

HafzaGirdap
HafzaGirdap

Hafza Girdap

Nonresident Research Associate
Hafza Girdap is a Ph.D. candidate in Women’s and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, New York. Girdap has a B.A. and M.A. in English Language and Literature. Her research areas are human rights and...
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Dr. Dilek Karal

Nonresident Research Fellow
Dr. Dilek Karal is a sociologist and women rights activist focusing on immigration and gender studies. Karal worked among different immigrant groups in Turkey and in Ethiopia as a researcher and as a humanitarian worker. Karal received...
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MerveReyhanKayikci
MerveReyhanKayikci

Dr. Merve Reyhan Kayikci

Nonresident Research Fellow
Merve Reyhan Kayikci is a postdoctoral researcher for the H2020 funded project Religion Toleration and Peace (RETOPEA). She is trained as a social and cultural anthropologist. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Interculturalism, Migration, and...
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SemihaTopal
SemihaTopal

Dr. Semiha Topal

Director, Nonresident Research Fellow
Dr. Semiha Topal is currently a visiting assistant professor of Religious Studies at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Topal’s research focuses on the question of subjectivity, self-construction, and women’s agency in contemporary Muslim...
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