Dr Ece Kocabiçak

Dr Ece Kocabiçak

Teaching Fellow in Globalisation, Gender and Development

Department of Gender Studies

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About me

Dr Ece Kocabiçak 

Ece is currently working as an LSE Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science (2017-current). Prior to this position, she taught on the undergraduate programme in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University (2013-2017). Her teaching and research engage with the contemporary debates in comparative political economy, international development, political sociology, and social inequalities. Her research examines trajectories of capitalist development; varieties of gender regimes; state-formation; the relationship between gender, class, race-ethnicity, and sexuality based inequalities; and the significance of political collective subjects for social change. She further focuses on the processes and factors that sustain gender-based exclusionary strategies in property ownership, labour market, education, and political decision making in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Ece is currently working as a member of the ESRC funded Global Challenges Network (led from SOAS) on the dynamics of gender inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Funding and awards 

2017 Research fellowship, the ESRC funded Global Challenges network (led from the School of Oriental and African Studies), London 

2015 Research fellowship, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin 

2013 Research fellowship, Vienna Institute for International Dialog and Cooperation, Vienna

Expertise Details

Varieties of patriarchy and capitalism; gender and class based inequalities; female employment; gendered landownership; legal powers of patriarchal property relations; Islamic legal framework; Turkey



2018: “New varieties of domestic patriarchy: Premodern and modern forms in Turkey”, Social Politics, special issue on Varieties of Gender Regimes, forthcoming

2018: “What excludes women from landownership in Turkey?: Implications for feminist strategies”, Women's Studies International Forum, 69: 115-125

2017: “Gendered employment in Turkey and Greece: Comparative Analysis”, in the ESRC funded Global Challenges Network, June, the School of Oriental and African Studies: London: 43-53

2016: “Feministinnen im Gezi-Park-Widerstand” In: ATAÇ, İ. And FANIZADEH, M. (ed.) Turkey: Continuities, Changes, Taboos VIDC – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, 108- 121, Vienna: Mandelbaum Verlag

2015: “Patriarchal appropriation of labour in light of the Turkish case”, Hysteria Magazine, vol. 6, London

2014: “Women’s Gezi resistance and beyond”, Journal of the Eleventh Thesis, January, Istanbul: 35- 48

2013: “The relationship of patriarchy and capitalism: The ‘win-win’ scenario reconsidered”, Journal of Gender and Women Studies, 12(1), İstanbul University, İstanbul: 193-214

2010: “Capitalism developed on the patriarchal soil: Women and capital accumulation in Turkey” In: SARICA, S. (ed.) For the Memory of Tülay Arın, Writings on Economy, 67- 93, İstanbul: Belge Yayınları

2010: “Commodification of water resources in Turkey: Implications for women’s domestic labour and household production in rural areas”, Economics Magazine, Graduates Community of Economics Department (IFMC), İstanbul: 508- 510