Areas of Specialization
Gender and Sexuality, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Comparative Sociology, and Globalization
B.S. in Sociology, METU, Turkey
M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology, Temple University
My current research lies at the intersections of the sociology of gender and generations. I am currently finishing a book on the gender and sexual identities of young Turks born amid the social transformations of the 1980s. During 2006-07 academic year, I was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) to work on this project, and also welcomed the opportunity to give invited lectures on different campuses in the Netherlands. My other primary research and publications relate to examining connections between domestic labor and inequalities based on gender, race, and class. My book, Untidy Gender (Temple University, 2001) was the first major study domestic service in Turkey. My most recent publication in this area of research includes a chapter (with Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo) on Domestic Work, Migration and the New Gender Order in Contemporary Europe. I am also currently writing an article, with a German colleague, in which we examine the role and the contribution of paid domestic work in the making of class in feminist theory of intersectionality.