Graduated from the Bilkent University’s Department of International Relations. She received her Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University and did her PhD in Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She has taught at Istanbul Bilgi, Kadir Has and Fatih universities. She has also taught a course on Human Rights and Democracy at Getronogan Armenian High School in Istanbul. Until very recently she has been the Head of Sociology Department at Nişantaşı University. Currently she is a Philipp Schwartz fellow at the Diversity and Social Conflict department of Humboldt University in Berlin. She holds active memberships of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly (hCA-hYd), the Association for Supporting Women Candidates (Ka-Der), Green Thought Association and P. E. N. Turkey. She co-produced the weekly sociological and political analysis television show ÖteBeri broadcasted on IMC Tv. She has edited books and wrote scholarly and non-scholarly articles on gender, nationalism, belief, everyday life, and urbanization in various journals and newspapers. She is the consultant of the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Award (Altın Portakal Ödülleri) winning documentary called “Me and Nuri Bala” (2009, directed by Melisa Önel) which is about the life story of the first feminist transvestite stand up artist of Turkey, Esmeray.
Assist. Prof. Nil Mutluer
Phillip Schwarz Fellow for Scholars at Risk, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation