Hasret  Cetinkaya

Hasret Cetinkaya

LSE Fellow in Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies

Danish, English, German, Kurdish, Turkish
Key Expertise
gender theory, international human rights, critical theory

About me

Dr Hasret Cetinkaya is a post-colonial feminist ethnographer working in the field of critical social-legal studies and human rights. Her interests lies in the intersection of gender theory, international human rights and critical theory. Hasret holds a PhD from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway where she was a recipient of the Hardiman research scholarship. Hasret has LLM degrees in International Law and Human Rights from University of Essex and University of Copenhagen. Hasret’s doctoral research examined the ways in which human rights discourse has reasoned about the phenomenon of “honour” beyond “honour-based violence”. This project is grounded in multi-sited ethnographic research conducted in North Kurdistan, Turkey and Denmark among Kurdish women who live with and through “honour” (namûs) in their everyday. This research on practices of so-called “honour” offered a critical rethinking of modalities of freedom and power in local and contextual ways. Much of Hasret’s research seeks to grapple with questions of the self, ethics and power within the culture of human rights and the law. Her planned future work is on feminist and decolonial practices of rights claiming and law-making. She is currently contributing to a transnational research project on practices of veiling in a global context.