KOÇ-KAM Gender Studies Center



Prof. Dr. Bertil Emrah Oder – KOÇKAM Director and UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development, Dean of Law School


Comparative constitutional law, comparative constitutional review, EU law, international human rights law, gender equality

Bertil Emrah Oder is full professor of constitutional law at Koç University Law School and currently, she serves as Dean of Koç University Law School. After receiving her LLB from Istanbul University Law School, she obtained LLM degree from Marmara University European Union Institute. She received her PhD degree in law with distinction (“summa cum laude”) from University of Cologne (Germany). She worked as associate director and executive member of various centers for EU law, human rights law, international relations and gender studies and as international consultant of UN Women and Inter-Parliamentary Union as regards legislative screening and capacity development projects on gender equality.

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Prof. Dr. Ayişe KaradağKOÇ-KAM Executive Board Member and Dean of College of Nursing


Assoc. Prof. Bahar Rumelili - KOÇ-KAM Executive Board Member and Associate Professor of International Relations Department


Asst. Prof. Aslı E. Mert – Vice Director of KOÇ-KAM and Assistant Professor of Sociology Department 



Gender, Family and Work, Economic Sociology, Social Policy, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Happiness 

Aslı E. Mert works as a post-doctoral researcher of the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at Koc University. She completed her BA degree in Sociology at Marmara University and received her MSc and DPhil degrees (both at the Department of Sociology) from University of Oxford. Her doctoral research investigated highly educated women’s underrepresentation in top-ranked, male-dominated occupations, and the problematic vicious circle created by the combination of unbalanced domestic division of labour at the micro level, prejudiced employer behaviour at the meso level and the lack of adequate supporting social policies for women as employees/employers and men as husbands/fathers at the macro level. Her main research interests are women’s career trajectories in different areas of the labour market, reconciliation of family and paid work with an emphasis on related social policies, and individuals’ happiness/life satisfaction levels exclusively based on employment.


Assoc. Prof. Öznur Özkasap - KOÇ-KAM Executive Board Member and Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Department


Prof. Dr. Aylin KüntayKOÇ-KAM Executive Board Member,  Dean of College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of Graduate school of Social Sciences and Humanities



Prof. Aysel Badır

Prof. Zeynep Direk

Prof. Özlem Keskin

Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Cemalcılar

Assoc. Prof. Başak Çalı

Assoc. Prof. Öznur Özkasap

Assoc. Prof. Lucienne Şenocak

Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Derya Tarman

Assoc. Prof. İnsan Tunalı

Assoc. Prof. Bilge Yağmurlu

Assoc. Prof. Deniz Yükseker

Asst. Prof. Dikmen Bezmez

Asst. Prof. Seda Ertaç

Asst. Prof. Lale Güler

Asst. Prof. Megan MacDonald

Asst. Prof. Özlem Altan Olcay

Asst. Prof. Çiğdem Yazıcı

Instuctor Laleper Aytek

Instructor Edward Alexander Dunkley

Instructor Ogün Kırtıl



Prof. Feride Acar (METU)

Prof. Fatmagül Berktay (İstanbul University)

Prof. Ayşe Buğra (Boğaziçi University)

Prof. Yıldız Ecevit (METU)

Prof. Deniz Kandiyoti (London University)

Prof. Serpil Sancar (Ankara University)

Prof. Nermin Abadan Unat (Boğaziçi University)

Hülya Gülbahar (KADER)

Hilal Kuşçul (AÇEV)