Prof. Ayşe Gül Altinay, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2012

Ayşe Gül Altinay is an assistant professor of anthropology at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. In 2001 she received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology on the topic of the relationship between gender, militarism and education in Turkey from Duke University, USA. Her research project, “Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence” is focussed on understanding the significance of the category gender for genocide research. Altinay’s interdisciplinary research is based on sociological and anthropological methods and theories.

Areas of Expertise

  • Political anthropology
  • Memory, gender and sexuality
  • Violence, militarism and nationalism

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Frauenbewegungen in Deutschland und der Türkei im internationalen Kontext
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2012, Wednesday, 10–12 a.m., GBCF 04/614 (with Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz)

Transversal Politics, Consciousness-Raising and Violence Against Women: Theorizing for a Feminist Continuum of Nonviolence in Turkey’s Southeast
Lecture, Colloquium of the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum 2 July 2012, 4–6 p.m., GC 04/45

Reading:„So ist das, meine Schöne“
Lecture, cooperation with students of Gender Studies, the students equal opportunity commissioner and the Autonomes FrauenLesbenreferat, Ruhr University Bochum, 11 July 2012, 7 p.m., Bahnhof Langendreer

Selected Publications
Altinay, Ayşe Gül/Arat, Yesim. 2009. Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey. Istanbul: Punto.

Adak, Hülya, und Ayşe Gül Altinay und Esin Düzel und Nilgün Bayraktar. 2009. So ist das, meine Schöne: Türkische Frauen erzählen von Frausein, Begehren und Liebe. Berlin: Orlanda Frauenverlag.

Altinay, Ayşe Gül. 2004. The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Altinay, Ayşe Gül. 2004. Vatan, Millet, Kadinlar. 2nd ed. Istanbul: Iletisim.