I joined the Open University in 2020. Prior to this position, I worked as a Fellow of Gender, Development and Globalisation in the Department of Gender Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science (2017- 2020). I also taught on the undergraduate programme in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University (2013- 2017) where I received my PhD. Before my PhD degree, I worked for international CIT projects, and in so doing, had the opportunity to live in Egypt and work in Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain, U.A.E., South Africa, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, and Malawi. This experience helped me in understanding different social contexts and exploring transnational perspectives.
My research engages with contemporary debates in comparative sociology, feminist political economy, and international development. My expertise is on varieties of gender regimes and the trajectories of capitalist development in the global South; state-formation; the relationship between gender, class, and race-ethnicity based inequalities; and the significance of political collective subjects for social change. I am currently working on my research monograph, titled 'The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South' (Routledge, forthcoming in June 2022).
Selected journal articles & book chapters
Member, Varieties of Gender Regimes Network, The University of Duisburg-Essen and City, University of London
2018-present: Varieties of Gender Regimes network includes scholars from the global North and the South. The network has, thus far, organised a panel in the ISA conference (2018), a workshop in London (2019), a webinar (2020), and published a special issue of Social Politics.
Member, the ESRC funded Global Challenges Network (ref: ES/P006604/1), SOAS
2017-2018: I worked as a member of the ESRC funded Global Challenges Network on the dynamics of gender inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (led from SOAS).
2018-present: The previous Global Challenges Network has evolved into a new network, titled Female Employment and Dynamics of Inequality (FEDI).
Gendered property and labour relations in agriculture: implications for social change in Turkey (2021)
Oxford Development Studies ((Early Access))
Why Property Matters? New Varieties of Domestic Patriarchy in Turkey (2020)
Social Politics, 27, Article jxaa023(4) ((Early Access))
What excludes women from landownership in Turkey? Implications for feminist strategies (2018-06)
Women's Studies International Forum, 69(July–Aug) (pp. 115-125)
Feministinnen im Gezi-Park-Widerstand (2016-04-01)
In: Atac, Ilker and Fanizadeh, Michael eds. Turkey: Continuities, Changes, Taboos. VIDC – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (pp. 108-121)
ISBN : 978-3854766513 | Publisher : Mandelbaum Verlag | Published : Vienna
A Conversation with Sylvia Walby about Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes (2017)
The Sociological Review