ICSM Volunteers

Atilla Barutcu
Bülent Ecevit University 
He was born in Antakya, in 1988. He graduated from METU with a major in Sociology and a minor in European Studies in 2011. He was employed in aviation industry for 1.5 years. He got a masters degree from Ankara University, Women Studies with his thesis titled “Physical and Social Phases of Construction of Masculinity in Turkey”. He worked as a project assistant for academic projects. With his short film titled “Damla Baligi” (The Blobfish), which he co-directed, co-wrote and played a part in, he was awarded second place in “Women’s Voices Now Film Festival” in the USA. He was qualified for competition, with the same film, in “International Encounters of Short Films” in France. Currently, he is continuing his studies for phd in METU Sociology and Ankara University Gender and Women Studies programs, and is employed as research assistant in Bulent Ecevit University Sociology department. He is also writing short stories and has a book titled “Damla Baligini Anlamak”.
Beril Türkoğlu
She was born in Izmir in 1987 and graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) after completing her primary and secondary school in Izmir. She had her master degree with the thesis titled “VIOLENCE AS A WAY OF RECONSTRUCTING MANHOOD: THE ROLE OF THREATENED MANHOOD AND MASCULINE IDEOLOGY ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN” in METU Social Psychology in 2013. She won the first prize in Sabancı University Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Award in December 2012 before her master’s degree with the article “Manhood on the fault line: Examining manhood under the frame of working and unemployment.” Her fields of interests are masculinity, violence, discrimination, prejudice, and gender. She is still in METU Social Psychology doctoral programme and work in Psychology department as a research assistant.
Bilhan Gözcü 
Independent Researcher
Çimen Günay-Erkol
Özyeğin University
Çimen Günay-Erkol graduated from METU Department of Mining Engineering, but never worked as an engineer except during her summer internships. She obtained her master's degree from Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University in 2001, upon completing a dissertation on socialist realist writer Suat Derviş. Between 2002-2008 she conducted PhD research in the Netherlands at Leiden University's Department of Literary Studies, and earned her PhD degree from Leiden University with a thesis on post-coup novels of 1970s, the so-called March 12 Novels. Since 2008, she is assistant professor of Turkish Literature at Özyeğin University in Istanbul and since 2009 she is the mother of Ali Liber. Her fields of interest include gender and masculinity studies, disability studies, biography, and topics such as testimony in coup periods and fictionalization of history. 
Duygu Altınoluk
Kilis 7 Aralık University 

She was born in Izmir in 1986. After primary school education enrolled in Ankara and Diyarbakır, she began elementary school education in İzmir. She was graduated from İzmir Kız Lisesi in 2004. After receiving her undergrad education from the Department of Sociology in Ege University between the years 2005 and 2009, she began her Master education at the same university where she also started to work as a research assistant on behalf of Kilis 7 Aralık University in 2010. Still in the same department she is studying on her doctoral education about masculinity specifically upon male academics. The author, who has various papers and articles on feminist methodology, gender representations in the media, and gender, is carrying forward her researches in the related fields.

Hasan Kürşat Akçan 
Ankara Ünivesitesi 
Gülden Sayılan
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University

Gülden Sayılan was born in Edirne in 1987, where she also completed her primary and secondary education. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the Psychology Department at Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2010. She graduated with a M.Sc. in Social Psychology from METU Psychology Department in 2013. In her M.Sc. thesis titled as “Conscientious Objections in Turkey: A Study of Social Representations”, she examined the representations of conscientious objection and objectors in contemporary Turkey as well as how these representations are related to the ideologies of militarism, nationalism, patriotism, and hegemonic masculinity. She obtained her PhD degree from the same department with the dissertation titled “Worldviews and Ideological Orientation: An Integration of Polarity Theory, Dual Process Model, and Moral Foundations Theory. Currently, she is working as a research assistant at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Department of Psyxhology.. Her research interests include social psychology of gender, prejudice and discrimination against sexual minorities, masculinity, worldviews and political ideology.

Naz Hıdır
Independent Researcher
Born in Izmir in 1990. Graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Literature Sociology Department in 2012. Studying master's degree in both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Women Studies of Ankara University since 2012. Working as part time student assistant at Ankara University Women's Studies Center (KASAUM). Involves in gender-based projects. Participated in Gender Studies Students Congree’s organisation committee. Studying on masculinity for master thesis under supervision of  Professor Doctor Serpil Sancar. 
Nurseli Yeşim Sünbüloğlu
Özyeğin University
Nurseli Yeşim Sünbüloğlu graduated with an M.A. in Gender Studies from Central European University (Hungary) in June 2008. In her M.A. thesis, entitled Crises’ of Male Citizen in Aganta, Burina, Burinata (1945), she analysed the construction and reproduction of male identities in Turkey in the period of 1940-1950 through a literary analysis. Since October 2009, she has been studying in the PhD Programme in Sociology at the University of Sussex (UK). Her research deals with experiences of disabled veterans and their families in the context of rehabilitation, militarism, body politics and masculinity in Turkey. She has presented conference papers on literary and media representations of disabled veterans in Turkey and has authored book chapters entitled “Beyaz Bereler, ‘Karadeniz Güzellemesi’, ‘Av Hatırası’: Hrant Dink Cinayeti Sonrasında Ortaya Çıkan Milliyetçi Tepkiler, Hegemonik Erkeklik ve Medya” (Medya, Milliyetçilik, Şiddet, 2009, Su Yayınları), “Ulusun Umudu ve Felaketi Erkekler: Milliyetçi Kadın Yazarların Romanlarında Erkeklik Kurguları (1918-1951)” (Türk Sağı ve İmgelem, 2012, İletişim Yayınları) and “Nationalist Reactions and Masculinity Following Hrant Dink’s Assassination: Reconfigurations of Nation-States and Implications for the Processes of Transnationalisation” (Rethinking Transnational Men: Beyond, Between and Within Nations, 2013, Routledge). She also edited a book entitled Erkek Millet, Asker Millet: Militarizm, Milliyetçilik, Erkeklik(ler) [Militarism, Nationalism and Masculinities in Turkey] 2013, İletişim Yayınları).      
Özlem Duva
Dokuz Eylul University 
Özlem Duva is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dokuz Eylul University. She was educated at Çukurova University and received BS in Philosophy in 1996. She received MA degree from Cumhuriyet University (2001) and Phd from Ege University (2010) in philosophy. She attended Çukurova University, Mersin University, Cumhuriyet University, Ege University, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Dokuz Eylul University as a student, researcher and Assoc. Professor. Her research interests are Philosophical Anthropology, Kant, Political Philosophy(ancient and modern) and Masculinity and Philosophy.
Selin Akyüz
Bilkent University 
Selin Akyüz obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University and her Master’s degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University. She completed her doctoral studies in 2012 in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University. In her dissertation she developed a typology of political manhood in Turkey and discussed the construction of masculinities in Turkish politics with a specific focus on political parties. During her doctoral studies, Akyüz got a research fellowship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and completed her research at University of Oslo, Centre for Gender Studies as a visiting researcher. She also worked in research projects on gender, democratization, local politics and human rights. Her major research interests are critical studies on men and masculinities, gender studies, Turkish politics, migration and contemporary social theory. She worked as an Assistant Professor at Zirve University between 2012-2014. Akyüz is currently conducting her post-doctoral research on gendered perceptions of migration at University of Oxford, International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall.
Şahinde  Yavuz
Karadeniz Tecnical Univesity  
Şahinde Yavuz was born in Eskişehir. After completing her primary and secondary education in Eskişehir, she graduated from the Public Relations and Advertisement Department of Ankara University’s Faculty of Communication. She acquired her master’s degree in 1996 and her doctoral degree in 2004 from Ankara University’s Institute of Social Science. Between 1998 and 2005, Yavuz worked as a research assistant at Gazi University’s Faculty of Communications. In 2006. She started working as an Assistant Professor at Karadeniz Technical University’s Faculty of Communication and acquired her associate professorship in 2010. Yavuz was at the head of the Public Relations and Advertisement Department between 2006 and 2013. Her interests of research are fashion, social consumption, advertising, gender relations and masculinity.
Şenol Topcu
Independent Researcher
1981 Ordu/Fatsa doğumlu.  İlk ve orta öğrenimini Fatsa’da tamamladı. 2007 yılında Anadolu Üniversitesi, Kamu Yönetimi Bölümü’nden mezun oldu. 2012 yılında Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı alanındaki yüksek lisansını “1980 Sonrası Türk Öyküsünde Erkek ve Erkeklik” isimli tezle tamamladı.  2002-2003 yılında ÇOMÜ Basın Yayın  Topluluğu’yla birlikte Çomü Sanat Dergisi ve Paso Öğrenci Kültür Dergisi’ni çıkardı.  2003-2004 yıllarında 4 sayı Yarabandı Edebiyat Sanat Dergisi’ni yayınladı. 2004-2007 yıllarında ÇOMÜ  Kültür ve Edebiyat Topluluğu tarafından yayınlanan Düş(v)eyaz Edebiyat ve Sanat Dergisi’nin yayın yönetmenliğini üstlendi.  2004-2007 yılları arasında 4.yıl düzenlenen Troia Şiir Günleri’ni ÇOMÜ  Kültür ve Edebiyat Topluluğu adına organize etti. 2007-2011 yılları arasında Diğraf-Şiirden yayınlarında redaktör olarak çalıştı.  Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi’nde Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı doktora programında doktorasına devam etmektedir. İlgi alanları toplumsal cinsiyet ve erkeklik çalışmaları, beden sosyolojisi, Antik Yunan Edebiyatı.