Department of Sociology

DEPARTMENT OF

Sociology

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Derya Gungor

PhD Candidate
Office: D413 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
 

Research Interests

In my PhD research, I am studying reproduction politics in Turkey with a focus on pregnancy governance through the current Family Medicine Model (FMM), which has a specific mandate to monitor pregnant women. I examine the broader social and political implications of the FMM model for Turkish women and its functioning as an apparatus of bio-political governance.

Areas: Feminist theories, Governmentality theories, Surveillance Studies, Gender, Sociology of the body, Reproduction politics, Pregnancy Governance, Violence against women, Femicide in Turkey. 

Education

  • PhD, Sociology (in progress) Queen’s University, Kingston/ON/Canada
  • MA, Sociology (2012) Middle East Technical University, Ankara / Turkey
  • BS, Sociology (2008) Middle East Technical University, Ankara / Turkey

Awards and Grants

  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (September 2013 - May 2017)
  • International Tuition Award (September 2013 - May 2017)
  • Blakely Student Initiatives Fund (May 2015 & August 2015)
  • Conference Presentation Travel Grant (May 2015 & August 2015)

Teaching Experience

Teaching Fellowship

  • SOCY431 Advanced Studies in Gender Relations: Fall 2017 (Queen’s University)

Teaching Assistantships   

  • SOCY122 Introduction to Sociology: Fall & Winter 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 (Queen’s University)
  • SOCY352 Family Diversity: Fall 2015 & 2016 (Queen’s University)
  •  SOCY362 Cultural Studies: Winter 2016 (Queen’s University)
  • SOCY384 Women and Reproductive Technologies: Winter 2017 (Queen’s University)
  • SOC432 Advanced Readings in Turkish Sociology: Fall 2012 (Marmara University)
  • SOC421 Fieldwork and Seminar: Winter 2012 (Marmara University)

Lectureships

  • “Parenthood and kinship in IVF for humans and animals”, Women and Reproductive Technologies (SOCY384), Guest Lecturer, Queen’s University (Winter Term, February 9, 2017).

Conference/Workshop Presentations

  • “Theoretical Implications of the Ideal of Self-Governance of Pregnancy: The end of repressive state?” 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague/ Czech Republic, 25-28 August 2015.
  • “‘Ideal’ Pregnant Subjects: The Political Implications of Self-Governance of Pregnancy in North America.” Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 1-5 June 2015.
  • “How do we think about femicide?: Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of News Texts of Femicide Incidents in Turkey”. Gender/ Violence International Conference. Izmir/Turkey, April 4-6, 2012.
  • “Femicide in Turkey”. Marmara University, the Department of Sociology and Paris Lodron University of Salzburg Joint Workshop, Istanbul/Turkey, February 3-4, 2012.
  • “Murder in the name of Honor: Emphasis on “Tore” Killings – Ignoring other “Honor Killings”. International Multidisciplinary Women Congress, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir/Turkey, October 2009.

Publications

  • “How do we think about femicide? Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of News Texts of Femicide Incidents in Turkey”. Gender/ Violence International Conference CD. Izmir. April 4-6,2012. Full Text in CD.
  • “Murder in the name of Honor: Emphasis on ‘Tore’ Killings – Ignoring other ‘Honor Killings’”. In the Edge of 21st Century: Women, Change and Empowerment. Dokuz Eylül University Arts and Science Faculty Publications, Izmir, 2010, Vol. 3, pp. 256-260.

Departmental/University Service

  • Ethics Review Board Representative, Society of Graduate Students Association, Sociology Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON/ Canada, September 2016 – Present  
  • Organizing Committee Member, International Symposium “Globalization, New Inequalities and Citizenship”, Marmara University, the Department of Sociology, March 16-17, 2012, Istanbul/Turkey.