We are delighted to invite all interested participants to join us for the first of our BROAD-ER Women in Science Webinars! Mark your calendars for June 12, 2023, from 3-4 pm, and join us for an insightful webinar featuring Özlem Altan-Olcay, Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of International Relations at Koç University.
With her exceptional research experience and numerous accolades, including awards for young scientist, outstanding faculty, and best book, we are eager to hear Professor Özlem Altan-Olcay’s enlightening talk titled “Gendering the university: institutional structures, the meaning of academic work, and gender norms.” Join us for an inspiring session!
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Özlem Altan-Olcay has a PhD degree from New York University, Department of Politics (2006). She has been a faculty member in the Department of International Relations at Koç since 2007. In addition to her various administrative positions and service work, she served as the associate director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities for four years and has been an editor in the journals Citizenship Studies and Gender, Place and Culture for the past several years. Her primary research interests include gender and development, transnational networks, and citizenship studies. Her research has been supported by the New York University International Center for Advanced Studies, the UN Population Council, the Middle East Research Competition, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the Turkish Science Academy, and the EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Program. Some of her recent articles have appeared in Development and Change, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Feminist Economics, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Sociology, Social Politics, and Third World Quarterly. She has co-authored The American Passport in Turkey: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism, published by Penn Press (2020). She has recently won the American Sociological Association’s GATS Best Book by an International Scholar Award (2021) and Koç University’s College of Administrative Sciences and Economics Outstanding Faculty Award (2022). She is currently co-leading the FIERCE research team at Koç University, part of an eight-country research consortium funded by the EU, studying the ways in which feminist movements and anti-feminist movements collaborate across various countries of Europe while confronting each other’s political and discursive agendas.