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Emine Rezzan Karaman



Law Department
Bilgi University

Emine Rezzan Karaman studied sociology and history at Boğaziçi University between 2000 and 2005. She filed her MA thesis in 2008. She received her PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. Her works are in constant dialogues with various disciplines, including history, gender studies, anthropology, sociology and law. Some of them received prizes from the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (September 2015), from Ankara University (October 2015) and from Doris Quinn Foundation (September 2014). Dr. Karaman contributes to the Research Lab with an article, in which she examines the Saturday Mothers' struggle to find justice at the European Courts of Human Rights as their efforts remained unanswered in the Turkish judicial system.

Selected Publications

Karaman, E.R. (2018).
[Forthcoming] Silencing historical traumas vs. constructing resistance narratives: The Saturday Mothers and the Peace Mothers in Turkey. In F. M. Göçek & A. Alemdaroğlu (Eds.), Kurds in Turkey: Politics, violence and resistance. London: Routledge Press.


Karaman, E.R. (2018).
The Saturday Mothers in Turkey. In N. F. Štante, A. Zalta & M. L. Khatib (Eds.), Women against war system. Berlin, Zurich, London: Lit Verlag Press.


Karaman, E.R. (2016).
Remember, s/he was here once: Mothers call for justice and peace in Turkey. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 382-41.

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