Special Presentation

Friday, January 30: Aslihan Aykac on Gender Inequality in Turkey

Aslihan Aykac,
Department of International Relations, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, and Visiting Scholar, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

“Ideological Roots of Gender Inequality in Turkey”

Aslihan Aykac is a Turkish sociologist, whose work focuses mainly on contemporary work and labor relations. She works at the Department of International Relations at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, and is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations. Her interest on gender issues is mainly from a labor perspective, focusing on women’s labor force particiation and the way political approaches affect women’s work experiences. Her previous work on “The Impact of Social Security Reform on Women’s Labor Force Participation in Turkey” was supported by the Middle East Research Competition, which will be part of a book project on gender politics in Turkey.



at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
4:30 – 6 p.m.
New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)