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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

Tunay Altay

Tunay Altay, Ph. D. Candidate
Tunay Altay
tunay.altay (at) hu-berlin.de

Research Interests

Gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, social anthropology, postcolonial studies, diaspora and critical border studies, critical legal studies


Curriculum Vitae


Dissertation Project

Title: "Queering’ Border Regimes: A Critical Investigation on Institutional and Legal Practices on LGBTQ Refugees and Migrants in Germany"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gökce Yurdakul



Since 11/2018: Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Humboldt University, Germany

2016 – expected 2019: MA (Master of Arts) in Critical and Cultural Studies, Bogazici University, Turkey

2009 - 2014: BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Law, Koc University, Turkey

2011- 2014: BA Minor in International Relations, Koc University, Turkey


Academic Employment

05/2018 – 11/2018: Diversity Project Assistant at German American Fulbright Commission

2016-2018 Researcher at Bogazici Universitys Scientific Research Project (SRP), 

Project title: “Bodies Unskinned”


Panels and Conference Presentations

2018: Served as a panelist at Istanbul University, Psychology Association’s Panel; “Gender, Cognition and Queer Theory

2017: Presented a paper at the Social Sciences Congress 2017, hosted by Ryerson University, Toronto. Paper title: Daydreams of a Queer Revolutionary: Reading Desire and Anarchy in Underground Canadian Cinema



European Association of Social Anthropologists, EASA

Sexuality Studies Association, SSA

Istanbul Bar Association