Event Announcement

12/05/2017 07:00PM

Humboldt University of Berlin, Senate Hall in the Main Building, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

Panel Discussion with Nil Mutluer, Cenk Özbay, Alev Özkazanç and Yener Bayramoğlu (Chair).

Since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has come to power in 2002, Turkey went through a fundamental political transformation. This panel will bring together scholars who apply gender approaches to examine change in public policies under the AKP government.

Our speakers will elaborate on their research and shed light on the nature of the gender regime in Turkey. What are its inherent strategies to define gender roles and regulate bodies? What is the relationship between political masculinities and political power? How do government policies affect gender relations in Turkish society and vice-versa?

The panel will be conducted in German and Turkish with simultaneous translation. There will be a reception afterwards.

The event is co-organized by the programme "Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies", Network Turkey, and GeT MA, the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences and funded by Stiftung Mercator.

*Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for the public outreach of the Blickwechsel programme. By entering the event, you consent to Blickwechsel photographing and using your image and likeness.


Nil Mutluer is a Philipp Schwartz Fellow at the Diversity and Conflict Department at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Cenk Özbay is Associate Professor for Gender Studies and Sociology at Sabancı University.

Alev Özkazanç is a former member of the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University and a supervisor for KAOS GL, an Ankara-based LGBTi organization.

Yener Bayramoğlu
teaches at Freie Universität and at Alice Salomon College in Berlin.

Some impressions