Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Ayca Tomac

Ayca Tomac

Term Adjunct

PhD (Cultural Studies), Queen's University
MA (Gender Studies), Queen's University
BAH (Sociology), Middle East Technical University

Phone: 613-533-6000, ext 78043

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, A419
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Transformative social movements, cultures of resistance and dissent in the larger Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region as well as within the Mediterranean region inform my scholarship. From a conceptual perspective, my interests lie in understanding solidarity-building practices and the politics of alliance among diverse groups and communities including, but not limited to, urban youth, women’s and LGBTQI groups, Muslim cultural identities, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian community organizers as well as ethnic and religious minorities. My research involves feminist ethnographic and community-based research methods.


DEVS 240:  Culture and Development
DEVS 260:  Globalization Gender and Development
DEVS 492:  Alliance Politics

Selected Publications


Tomac, A. ‘Rejecting the Legacy, Restoring the Honor’: The Anti-Capitalist Muslims in Turkey. Religions 2020, 11, 621.