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Name         : Serpil Betül SANCAR (ÜŞÜR)
Nationality: Turkish
Address     : Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, ANKARA/TURKEY
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ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND EDUCATION

2003: Professor in Political Sciences
1997:Associate Professor in Political Sciences
1990: Assistant Professor in Political Sciences
1989: PhD diploma- Political Science- Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science.

 

CURRENT JOB POSITION

Professor in Department of Political Science and Public Administration,
Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Chair of Gender Studies Division in Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Political  Science,  Ankara University (January 2011)
  • Director of Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Political    Sciences,  Ankara University ( March 2007-  2009)
  • Director of Women’s Studies Research Centre (KASAUM), Ankara University, (1997-)
  • Member of Steering Committee for Social Research Projects Ankara University (2002-)
  • Director of MA Program of Global and Regional Studies, Institution of Social Sciences, Ankara University (2006-2010)
  • Deputy Director of Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Political  Science,  Ankara University (2006-2007)
  • Director of MA Program of Women’s Studies, Institution of Social Sciences, Ankara University, (1998-2006)

 

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

                                                 

  • Birkaç Arpa Boyu... 21. Yüzyıla Girerken Türkiye'de Feminist Çalışmalar. Prof. Dr. Nermin Abadan Unat'a Armağan (Feminist Studies in Turkey at the Begining of 21st Century), Editor: Serpil Sancar, Koç Üniversitesi Publication,2011.
  • Erkeklik: İmkânsız İktidar, Ailede, Piyasada ve Sokakta Erkekler (Domination and Masculinity: Men in Families, Market and Streets), Metis Publication, Istanbul, 2009.
  • İdeoloji’nin Serüveni: Yanlış Bilinç ve Hegemonyadan Söyleme (Concept of Ideology: False Consciousness, Hegemony and Discourse),İmge Publications, Ankara, 2009 (second edition).
  • Siyasal Örgütlerde Cinsiyetçiliğe Karşı Eğitim Rehberi (Guiding Book for Training in Political Organizations against Sexism),Ankara University Women’s Studies Center Publication, Ankara, 2000.
  • Siyasal Yaşam ve Kadınlara Destek Politikaları (Political Life and Positive Discrimination Policies for Women), Directorate General on the Status and Problems of Women Publications, Ankara, 1997.
  • Din, Siyaset ve Kadın: İran Devrimi Örneği (Religion, Politics and Women: Iranian Revolution), PhD thesis, Alan Publications, Istanbul, 1991.

 

PUBLICATIONS: CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • Siyasal Katılım”, (Political Participation of Women), in Türkiye’de Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşitsizliği: Sorunlar, Öncelikler ve Çözüm Önerileri, (Gender Inequality in Turkey: Problems, Priorities and Solutions),in Turkish, up-date of 2000 publication, (collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mine Tan and Prof. Dr. Yıldız Ecevit, Dr. Selma Acuner), TUSIAD and KAGIDER Publications, Istanbul, 2008. (Pub. No: TÜSİAD-T/2008-07/468; KAGİDER-001)) http://www.tusiad.org.tr/__rsc/shared/file/KADINRAPOR.pdf
  • Women in State. Politics and Civil Society, in, Bridging Gender Gap in Turkey: A Milestone Towards Faster Development and Poverty Reduction, (eds.) Feride Acar, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region, 2003.http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTECAREGTOPGENDER/Resources/TurkeyCGA.pdf
  • “Siyasal Süreçlere Katılımda Kadın-Erkek Eşitliği” (Equality between Women and Men in Political Participationto Political Processes), in Kadın-Erkek Eşitliğine Doğru Yürüyüş: Eğitim, Çalışma Yaşamı ve Siyaset, (Towards Equality Between Women and Men: Education, Employment and Politics),in Turkish, (collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mine Tan and Prof. Dr. Yıldız Ecevit,), TUSIAD and KAGİDER Publications, Istanbul, 2000.  (Pub. No: TÜSİAD-T/2000-12/290)http://www.tusiad.org.tr/__rsc/shared/file/kadin2000.pdf

 

PUBLICATIONS: COUNTRY GENDER PROFILE REPORTS

 

SELECTED RECENT LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

  • After Two Decades of Movement: Considerations on Successes and Failure of Feminism in Turkey”, paper presented to 1st European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPR-European Consortium for Political Research) 21-23 January 2009, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Political Context for Policies Preventing Violence Against Women in Turkey” paper presented  to workshop: Implementation of Legal Norms on Violence Against Women in Germany and Turkey”, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Graduate School of Social Sciences, 22-23 January 2009, Berlin, Germany.
  • Political Participation and Role of Women’s Movement in Turkey”,paper presented toInternational Conference on Women and Governance in Eastern Europe and CIS, organized by UNDP, TİKA, 1-3 December, 2008, İstanbul.
  • “Participation of Women in Political Life at the National and Local Level: Results Achieved and Challenges Ahead in Turkey”, paper presented toSeminar on Gender Equality, European Commission TAIEX, 7-8 October, 2008, Ankara.
  • “The Politics of Belonging: Democracy, Identity and Power in the 21st Century”, (participating to summer workshop), 1-7 July 2008, Central European University (CEU) Budapest, Hungary.
  • ‘Researching Gender Power Relations within Hierarchies and Communities: Feminist Research Examples from Turkey’, Workshop:  Methods of Studying Gender and Political Participation,30-31 May, 2008, University of Crete –Rethymno, Crete, Greece.
  • Women’s Movement in the Middle East and Turkey: Experiences, Gains and Problems within the Socio-Cultural and Historical Processes”, participating to workshop organized byResearch Center for Female Labour and Employment, Marmara University, Department of Sociology, 7-9 March 2008, Istanbul.
  • Masculinity and Violence’, paper presented to International Conscientious Objection Conference,27-28 January 2007,Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul.
  • Women’s Studies in Turkish Academic Life”, paper presented to Conference of Gender Studies at Greek and Other Universities: Assessment and Perspectives, 31 March -01 April 2005,Aristotle University, Thessalonica, Greece.
  • Women’s Rights in Turkey: A Reason to Question Access to EU?, paper presented to Amnesty  International panel discussion, 01 February, 2005, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Politics of Gender Differences and Key Feminist  Concepts of Social Action”, paper presented toFirst Balkan Conference on Gender,as moderator and discussant, 1-3 December 2004, International Forum of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • ‘Gender and Politics in Turkey”, paper presented to Regional Conference: Strategies for Gender/Women’s Studies in South East Europe (SEE), 5-7 February 2004, Research Center in Gender Studies, Skopje /Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
  • Conducting and Monitoring Turkish Legislation on Gender Equality”, workshop participation,Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in European Accession Programme/ Joint Monitoring and Training Program of Women’s NGO’s in Bulgaria and Turkey, Sofia, April 29- May 2, 2004, Bulgaria.
  • “Secularism in Our Time/ in Turkey”, paper presented toSeminar on Turkey,Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, 8-9 November, 2004, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Engendering Democracy, participationto British Council Seminar, Queen’s University, 28 January-1 February 2003, Belfast, England.
  • “Gender and Class Ideologies in Turkey”, Beyond Sex and Gender: The Future of Women’s Studies, paper presented to 15. Annual Conference of Women’s Studies Network (UK), 19-21 September, 2002, Belfast, N. Ireland.
  • Reinventing the Globalization, AWID/World NGO Forum, participation as a discussant, 3-6 October 2002, Guadalajara/ Mexico.
  • “Gender Equality in Turkey”, paper presented to TUSIAD Briefing/ 20th Annual Conference on US-Turkish Relations,25-28 March 2001, Washington, DC, USA.

 

PROJECTS COUNSALTED AS GENDER EXPERT

  • Engendering the Social Investment Projects”, BTC (Bakü-Tibilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline), Community Investment Projects, Gender Mainstreaming Consulting, 23-26 July 2006, Erzurum.
  • Engendering a Project”, Gender Mainstreaming Training: Institutionalizing UNDP’s Corporate Gender Strategies and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Gender, Gender Thematic Trust Fund: Mainstreaming Gender in UNDP Deliverables & Services, UNDP, May 2005-March 2006.

 

COMPLATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Demokrasi Kültürünün Cinsiyet Boyutu: Modern Erkeklik ve Cinsiyet Farkları, (Gender of Democracy and Masculinities of Modern Turkey: Research on Modern Masculinities and New Gender Differences), in Turkish, Ankara University, Scientific Research Projects (project no. 20050908012), 2007 (published   as a book in 2009). www.bap.ankara.edu.tr
  • Muhafazakar Modernlik Dönemi Kadın ve Aile Profilleri, 1945-65 (Women and Family Images on Newspapers during the Conservative Modernization Period of Turkey, 1945-65”,),in Turkish,Ankara University, Scientific Research Projects (project no.  20050908014) 2007, (will be published   as a book in the year 2010). www.bap.ankara.edu.tr,
  • Hane ve Piyasa Ekseninde Erkeklik (Masculinities Mediating Household and Labour Market in Turkey), in Turkish, research funded by The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), 2005, (project no. SBB 3040), (published   as a book in the year 2009).www.tubitak.gov.tr
  • Siyasal Partiler ve Sendikalarda Kurumsal Gelenek ve Cinsiyetçi Zihniyet Örüntüleri (Sexual Discrimination in Political Parties: Research on Sexist Political Culture in Turkish Political Parties), in Turkish, research funded by World Bank and Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Turkey, 1998 (published as an article).
  • “Human Rights and Citizen Awareness”, Research Project-II:, research funded by British Council, research project coordinator. March-May, 1999.
  • “Human Rights and Citizen’s Organizations and Institutions”, Research Project-I:”, research funded by British Council, research project coordinator, December 1998- May, 1999.

 

COMPLATED EDUCATION ROJECTS

  • Gender Mainstreaming Training: Institutionalizing UNDP’s Corporate Gender Strategies and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Gender, Gender Thematic Trust Fund: Mainstreaming Gender in UNDP Deliverables & Services, UNDP, May 2005-March 2006.
  • “Adult Women Training Programs: Exchanging Experiences”, Manchester University, Women’s Studies Center and British Council, July-August 1998, Manchester, England.
  • “National Programme on the Integration of Women in National Development”, UNDP (TUR/92/006/A01/99) national coordinator, 1993-94.

 

PARTICIPATED INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women member of Turkish official delegation, 4-15 September, 1995 Beijin, China.

Five-year Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing + 5)held in the General Assembly, member of Turkish official delegation 5 - 9 June 2000, New York, USA.

 

PUBLICATIONS: SOME SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 

CURRENT COURSES AND SEMINARS

  • Political Sociology (undergraduate)
  • Global Political Dynamics and Social Movements (graduate)
  • Political Sociology of Turkey (graduate)
  • Gender Regime of Turkish Modernization History (graduate)
  • Gender and Political Theory (graduate)
  • Gender Equality Policies and Gender Regime of Turkey (graduate)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of Middle East Studies Association(MESA) (2010-  )
  • Member of European Consortium for Political Research-ECPR (contact person of Ankara University) (2009-   )
  • Advisory Board Member of Journal of Women in Culture and Society (SIGN) (2008-  )
  • Member of Turkish Social Science Association (Türk Sosyal Bilimler Derneği) (1995-  )
  • Executive Board member, Social Science Association (Türk Sosyal Bilimler Derneği) (2000- 2002 )
  • Executive Board member, Civil Society Development Center  (Sivil Toplum Geliştirme Merkezi- STGM) (2005-2007)
  • Deputy Chair, Civil Society Development Center  (Sivil Toplum Geliştirme Merkezi- STGM) (2007-2009)
  • Chair, Gender Equality Watch-Dog Association ( Cinsiyet Eşitliği İzleme Derneği- CEİD) (2011--)
  • Consultant, Women’s Studies Center of Koç University, Istanbul (2010-  )

 

ONGOING RESEARCHES AND STUDIES

"Türkiye'de Din Hizmetleri ve Cinsiyet Eşitliği”(Religious Services and Gender Equality in Turkey) , research project supported by Koç University Women’s Studies Research Fund, Sept.  2011- Sept. 2012.

“Shifting Perspectives in Islamic Politics: Different Aspects of Islamic Women’s New Public Visibility”, research topic during the study as  visiting scholar in George Washington University, Columbian College of Art and Science, Nov. 2011-May 2012, Washington DC, USA.

 

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