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PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
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Areas of expertise
  • Gender, women and public policies
  • Civil society, social movements and NGOs
  • Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, reconstruction policy

PhD Thesis


Title: Hate, Fear, Pain: Affective Productions of Bodies and Political Communities in the Syrian War

PhD Supervisor: Elisabeth Prügl




Ceren Bulduk is a doctoral candidate in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Ceren holds a Master in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute, as well as a Bachelor in International Relations from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Ceren’s PhD project analyses violence, embodiment, and political communities drawing on feminist, queer, and affect theories. Her research focuses on gendered and sexualised violence in the context of the Syrian War. Outside of academia, Ceren also worked as a researcher for Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Plan International.