Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Visiting Scholar, Summer 2016
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

youth, gender, social class, higher education, nationalism, democracy


Dr. Alemdaroğlu (Ph. D. Cambridge, 2011) is the Associate Director of the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program and teaches in Sociology and the Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University. Her research and publications have engaged with a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues, including youth culture and politics, gender and sexuality,  experiences of modernity, nationalism, eugenics and higher education. The concern in much of her work is with the ways in which social inequality is produced and reproduced through bodies, places and institutions and informs the experiences of ordinary people. Between 2011-2015, Ayca taught in the Anthropology Department and Introductory Studies at Stanford University.  Her most research paper "Spatial Segregation and Class Subjectivity in Turkey" is forthcoming in Social and Cultural Geography. 

Other Affiliations

Northwestern University