Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University College London
Website URL
Childhood, Turkey, Britain, 1980s, 1990s, postwar, inequality, distinction
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a Marie Curie fellow based at the University College London. I was awarded my MA and PhD degrees from the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History at Bogazici University, and worked as a SI and RWI researcher at the Child Studies Unit at Linköping University in Sweden. Currently, I am conducting a research project on changing representations of children in Turkey and in Britain during the 1980s and 1990s. My research primarily deals with the relations between social change and the conceptualisations of childhood in the contemporary world, with a particular focus on inequality, discrimination, and distinction.

Recent Publications

Encyclopaedia Entries: “La Leche League” and “Benjamin Spock” in SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, edited by Daniel T. Cook. London: Sage, 2020.

Journal Article: “Accidents Waiting to Happen: News Coverage of Children’s Health and Safety in Turkey in the 1980s and 1990s.” Families, Relationships and Societies, online first, 2019.

Journal Article: “Milliyet Çocuk and the Making of Children’s Literary Culture in Turkey in the 1970s,” International Research in Children’s Literature, 12:1, 2019.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Middle East, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth