Elif Ege

Elif Ege.

Elif Ege is a recent PhD graduate in the Global Gender Studies program. She completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations in Bogazici University, Turkey, and her MA degree in Sociology, in Koc University, Turkey. She wrote her dissertation on the Kurdish and Turkish women’s movements in Turkey and their multi-tiered collaborations and negotiations around the international norms and standards of women's rights across local, national and global levels of feminist activism. While with GGSS, she taught the classes "Women in the Middle East," "Women in Developing Countries" and "Global Women’s Voices."

Email: elifeget@buffalo.edu

Conference Presentations

  • “Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Times of Conflict: Kurdish Women’s Movement in Turkey”
    MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) 2017 Annual Meeting, November 18-21 2017
    Co-organizer and presenter: “Gender-Based Violence, Solidarity, and Advocacy” panel
  • “From Mirabal Sisters to Sakine Cansız, We Fight Against Violence”: Kurdish Women’s Movement’s Transnational Activism”
    NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) 2017 Annual Meeting, November 16-19, 2017
  • “Precarious Bodies, Embracing Non-Normative Pleasures: Kurdish Women in Turkey”
    NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) 2015 Annual Meeting, 12-15 November 2015. 
    Organizer and presenter, panel: “Women as Disposable Subjects: Embodied forms of Precarity and Radical Hope in Context of Turkey”
  • "Coalitions in Crisis, Intersectional Formations in a Neoliberal Era"
    Miami University Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Symposium 2015
    Symposium presentation: “Resist with Tenacity, Not with Swear Words: A Feminist Intervention” 

Courses Taught

  • GGS 234 – Women in the Middle East
  • GGS 330 – Global Women’s Voices 
  • GGS 241 – Women in Developing Countries