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Deniz Kandiyoti

PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London; she has worked at the Middle East Technical University and the University of Boğaziçi. She has developed comparative perspectives on state, gender and power in the Islamic world and has made key theoretical contributions in analyses of patriarchy and male domination. Kandiyoti has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNESCO and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), among others, and has analyzed the gender effects of the Arab uprisings in the openDemocracy media platform. She is editor of the journal Central Asian Survey and Fragments of Culture: The Everyday of Modern Turkey (2002), among others. She is the author of Concubines, Sisters and Citizens: Identities and Social Transformation (1997), as well as numerous articles on gender, women's rights, Islam, and the politics of state and development.

Update: 22 June 2022


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Deniz Kandiyoti

Towards a new era in the Mediterranean and the Middle East