Paradoxical Identities: Status of Women in Turkey

Yakin Erturk
Identity Politics: Secularist and Islamist Discourses
Monday February 3 12:00 noon 8417 Social Science
Can International Regimes Help Transcend Dichotomies? The UN and the Candidacy to the European Union
Wednesday February 5 3:30 pm 8417 Social Science

    Yakin Ertürk has been on the faculty of the Department of Sociology and the Gender and Women’s Studies Programme at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and 2002 became the head of the latter.  She also taught at the Centre for Girls, at King Saud University in Riyadh (1979-1982) and from 1979 to 1981 served as its chair.  Between 1997 and 2001 she took leave from her university post and joined the United Nations, serving first as Director of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Oct.1997- Feb.1999), then as Director of The Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) at UN Headquarters in New York (March 1999 – Oct. 2001).