Project Description

A research project by the Unit for Intercultural Education at the University of Bremen, in cooperation with Associate Professor Doç. Dr. Sevgi Uçan Çubukçu (formerly Istanbul University).

The project examines institutionalization and transformation of Women's and Gender Studies Centres (WGSCs) in their relation to academia, state, and civil society.

Following the wave of the feminist movement in the 1980s, Women's Studies as an independent academic discipline was founded in the early 1990s at universities in Istanbul and Ankara. As of 2017, about 95 WGSCs have been established at universities all over Turkey.

Based on expert interviews and document collections, the project investigates statements, websites, teaching and research activities for selected centres that provide insights into their academic and socio-political motivations.

Based on a travelling exhibition about women at universities in Turkey, and through seminars, the project aims to contribute to a wider perspective on Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey and to stronger academic relations between Germany, England, and Turkey.


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Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu
Universität Bremen, Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen
+49 421 218 69127