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Dr. Pınar Gümüş

Dr. Pınar Gümüş

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Soziologie

Professur für Kultursoziologie

Karl-Glöckner-Str. 21E, Raum 12c
35394 Gießen


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Seit April 2019 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Professor für Kultursoziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transformation von Kulturen, Institut für Soziologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

2019, Promotion zum Dr. Phil., Soziologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

2018-2019, Career Development Grant, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

2016-2018, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Lehrbeauftragte, Istanbul Bilgi Universität, Istanbul/Türkei.

2013-2016, Promotionsstipendiatin am International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

2010-2012, Projektkoordinatorin, Social Policy Forum Research and Policy Centre, Bogazici Universität, Istanbul/Türkei.

2010, MA, Cultural Studies, Sabancı Universität, Istanbul/Türkei.

2007, BA, Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici Universität, Istanbul/Türkei.



  • Jugendsoziologie
  • Stadtsoziologie
  • soziale Bewegungen
  • Migration & Integration
  • qualitative Sozialforschung
  • Gender Studies



"Young Women of Turkey Origin in Post-Migrant Germany: Negotiating Othering, Belonging, and Agency”, Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM), Annual Conference 2022, 5-7 October 2022, Humboldt Universität, Berlin.

"Integration, Gender and Culture in Post-Migrant Society", 11. Workshop of FGMM (Forschungsgruppe Migration und Menschenrechte) - Inklusion und Exklusion in einer diversen Gesellschaft, JLU/Gießen, 13 June 2022. 

"Turkish Women and Integration in Post-Migrant Germany: Representations, Experiences, and Encounters", Migration, Teilhabe und Belonging – Offene Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Migration und ethnische Minderheiten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, online, 28-29 April 2022. 

"Becoming a ‘Turkish migrant woman’ in Germany: Experiences and Spaces of (Non)Integration," Midterm Conference of ESA R35 Sociology of Migration - Towards Reflexivity in Migration Studies. Knowledge Production in Times of Contested Politics and Post-Colonial Dynamics, online, 21-22 January 2021.

"Gender in Post-Migrant Society. Turkey-origin Women in Germany: Discourses, Institutions and Experiences," QDFCT (Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations) Brown Bag Sessions, Giessen, Germany, 18 June 2019.

"The ‘political’ in everyday life: Negotiating ‘politics’ and the new possibilities for youth participation in Turkey", International Workshop: Active citizenship and young people in Turkey: organised and non-organised forms of participation, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul /Turkey, 21 January 2016.

"Understanding Youth Political Activism in Turkey: Continuities and Ruptures Before and After Gezi Protests", co-authored with Volkan Yılmaz, International Conference: Gezi Protests and Beyond, Lisbon/Portugal, 20-21 February 2014.

"Young People's Creative Ways of Political Participation", International Workshop on the Political Participation of Young People, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul/Turkey, 21-21 Juni 2013.

"Memory through Theatrical Performance", 2009 Paul Lucas Conference in Cultural History: Making Memory Making History, Ideas and Identities Beyond Borders, Indiana University, Bloomington/USA, 6-7 March 2009.

"Staged Forms of a Cosmopolitan Istanbul", Musical Societies and Politics: Ottoman and Early Republican Turkey in its European Context, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul/Turkey, 29-30 October 2009.



Artikel, Peer-reviewed

“Negotiating ‘the political’: A closer look at the components of young people’s politics emerging from the Gezi Protests”, Turkish Studies, 18 (1): 77-101, 2017.

“Emergency in Protest: Young People’s Politics in the Gezi Protests.” On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture, 1, 2016.



 “Negotiating ‘the political’: A closer look at the components of young people’s politics emerging from the Gezi Protests”, in Conventional versus Non-conventional political participation in Turkey: Dimensions, Means and Consequences, Hg. Cristiano Bee und Ayhan Kaya, Routledge, 2018.

“Where did Gezi come from? Exploring the Links between Youth Political Activism before and during the Gezi Protests” in ‘Everywhere Taksim’: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi, Hg. Isabel David and Kumru F. Toktamış, p. 185-196, Amsterdam University Press, 2015. (Co-Autorenschaft mit Volkan Yılmaz) 



 “Youth Online: Learning, Activism, and Democracy in the Middle East” [Review of the book Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East, Herrera, Linda & Rehab Sakr (Hg.), New York: Routledge, 2014], KULT_online 41, 2015.

 “Young, Religious and European: A Conservative Avant-Garde Subculture” [Review des Buchs Inventing the Muslim Cool: Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe von Maruta Herding], KULT_online 39, 2014.

“Türkiye’de Gençlik ve Siyasetin Farklı Halleri” [Different faces of being young and political in Turkey] [Review des Buchs Gençlik Halleri: 2000’li Yıllar Türkiyesi’nde Genç Olmak/Faces of Youth: Being Young in 2000s Turkey herausgegeben von Demet Lüküslü und Hakan Yücel, İstanbul: Efil Publishing, 2014], Culture and Communication 15, Ankara: İmge Publishing, S. 244-248, 2015.


Aufsätze (Türkisch)

“Toplumsal Tiyatro - Giriş” [Social Theatre – Introduction], Mimesis Theatre/Translation-Research Journal, Band 18, S. 15-16, Boğaziçi University Press, 2011.

“Richard Schechner ve Performans Kuramı” [Richard Schechner and Performance Theory], Mimesis Theatre/Translation-Research Journal, Band: 17, S. 15-27, Boğaziçi University Press, 2010.



Richa Nagar, Ateşle Oynamak: Hindistan’da Yedi Yaşam Üzerinden Feminist Düşünce ve Eylem [Playing with Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism Through Seven Lives in India], (Englisch – Türkisch, nur Kapitel 1-6), Ayizi Publishing, 2011.

Guglielmo Schininà, “Çok Uzak, Fazla Yakın: Sırbistan’da Mültecilerle Psikososyal ve Teatral Faaliyetler” [Far Away, So Close: Psychosocial and Theatre Activities with Serbian Refugees], (Englisch – Türkisch), Mimesis Theatre/Translation-Research Journal, Band: 18, S. 47-72, Boğaziçi University Press, 2011.

Richard Schechner, “Performans ve Sosyal Bilimler Giriş” [Performance and Social Sciences Introduction], (Englisch – Türkisch), Mimesis Theatre/Translation-Research Journal, Band: 16, S. 81-84, Boğaziçi University Press, 2009.

Postdoctoral Project

Postdoctoral Project Abstract

Postdoctoral Project Abstract

Dr. Pınar Gümüş


Integration, Gender & Culture in Post-migrant Society:

Negotiating the Social Category of Turkish Women in Germany


This research project focuses on the interplay between gender and migration discourses with regards to perceptions of cultural difference and studies how this social configuration is reflected in the policies, practices, and experiences of integration specifically in the case of “Turkish migrant women” in Germany. The ways in which gender-based discourses and relations function in the construction/continuance of the category of migrant as well as in the migrant-host dichotomy, particularly regarding the post-migrant context in which the so-called migrants are actually long-settled inhabitants of the society, stands as one of the main spotlights of the project. This research conceptualizes integration as one of the fields of negotiations in society and interprets this field as a dynamic process wherein not only Turkish migrants but also the ‘host’ society continuously reflect on and (re)construct their relationships with one another. From this perspective, the project intends to decipher the complex construction of discursive knowledge by which understandings of ‘us’ and ‘them’ are produced, particularly with regard to issues of culture and diversity in the post-migrant society.