Şenkol, Gülşah

Koç University

Project: Food and Society Project

Dr. Şenkol is a RHUL-ANAMED post-doctoral fellow, specializing in comparative women’s history in the Middle East. She holds a PhD in History from the Ohio State University. Her current book project, A Comparative History of Feminism in Egypt and Türkiye, 1880-1935: Dialogue and Difference investigates the interaction between organized women’s movements in Türkiye and Egypt, and their relation with global women’s activism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Based on two years of archival research in Türkiye, Egypt, and the United Kingdom, her project establishes a dialogue between Turkish and Egyptian feminisms, compares nationalist versus Islamic trends among them, and takes stock of their interactions with and resistances to western feminisms. Dr. Şenkol is also the founder of GSSneareast: “Network for Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Near East”: https://gssneareast.org. Her publications and projects can be found at https://www.gs-wgss.com .