Gulsah Torunoglu

Gulsah Torunoglu

Gulsah Torunoglu



Dulles Hall
230 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH

Google Map

Areas of Expertise

  • Islamic History
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
  • Comparative Empires
  • Power, Culture, and the State
  • Religion in History
ABD. The Ohio State University, 2013 / M.A. Bilkent University, 2009 / B.A. Hacettepe University, 2006
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at OSU. My research interests include Middle Eastern women's history, comparative women's history, and the history of Islamic societies and the Middle East. My dissertation, "Comparative Feminisms: Secular and Religious Discourses in Turkish and Egyptian Women’s Movements, 1880-1930" establishes a dialogue between Turkish and Egyptian feminisms, compares nationalist versus Islamic trends among them, and takes stock of their interactions with and resistances to western feminists.
Visiting Scholar, Princeton University, (2015-2016)
Visiting Scholar, American University in Cairo (AUC), (2014-2015)
Adivar Fellow in Ottoman and Turkish Studies (2015-2015)
CIC Traveling Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (2010-2011)
Fulbright Fellow, The Ohio State University (2009-2011)
Ph.D. Adviser: Prof. Carter V. Findley


People Filters: