Former Board Member
Yeşim Arat is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University. Educated at Princeton and Yale Universities, she has been Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Middle East Studies; Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University (1997-1999), and Visiting Scholar and Professor at different universities.
Yeşim Arat’s scholarly interests are in women's political participation; problems of democratization; Turkish politics; gender-based violence and modes of resistance, and Islamist women in Turkish politics and the headscarf issue. Presently she teaches Gender and Politics, and other related subjects.