Dr Gulfem Cakir

Researcher, University of Kent

Gulfem Cakir received her BSc (Hons) and MSc in Psychological Counselling and Guidance from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.   She worked for the Ministry of Education (MONE) from 1999 to 2002, in Turkey. After MONE, she worked as a researcher at METU in several research projects. Since April 2005, Gulfem is a Visiting Training Fellow at European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care at University of Kent, and she is currently researching the integration experiences of Turkish-speaking women living in London as a part of her doctoral studies. She is exploring Turkish community organisations and their service provision to the Turkish community in London as a part of this project. She is also working as a research assistant (Part-time) in a project on "Cultural capital during migration" funded by Volkswagen Foundation.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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