Main Focus

  • Feminist Theory
  • Critical Phenomenology Studies
  • Gender in the Global South
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Embodiment and Emotions
  • Shame & Embarrasment
  • Violence and Hostility towards Women
  • Turkey
  • Autoethnography and Autofiction


New Woman and Moral Politics: A Herstory of Women’s Feelings and Agency in Turkey

Curriculum Vitae

  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Ph.D. Sociology, 2013
  • Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, The Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, M.A. 2004
  • Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Department of Philosophy, B.S. 2002

Selected Publications


         Sarioglu, E. (2022) The Body Unburdened: Violence, Emotions, and the New Woman in Turkey. New York: Oxford University Press. ( )          

         Articles & Book Chapters        

  • Sarioglu, E. (2021). Faces of Shame in Contemporary Turkey: Women Feeling the Hierarchies of Class and Gender at Work. L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft, Special Issue Fluid Feelings. (in print)
  • Sarioglu, E. (2021). Misogynist Body Politics under the AKP Rule in Contemporary Turkey. In Dayi, Ayse, Hilal Alkan, Sezin Topcu and Betul Yarar eds., The Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary Turkey: Reproduction, Maternity, Sexuality. Bloomsbury. (Book Chapter)
  • Sarioglu, E. (2021) Gender Inequality and Emotions: Hostility against Women in Contemporary Turkey. In Weber, Ulla ed. Fundamental Questions: Gender Dimensions in Max Planck Research Projects. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. (Book Chapter)
  • Sarioglu, E. (2018). The aesthetics of minor intimacy: precarious attachments and queer feelings in the autobiographical fiction of JM Coetzee. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19(4), 461-481.
  • Sarioglu, E. (2018). From sister to co-worker: new patterns of feminization of labor in Turkey. In English, Beth, Mary E. Frederickson, and Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, eds. Global Women's Work: Perspectives on Gender and Work in the Global Economy. Routledge. (Book Chapter)
  • Sarioglu, E. (2018). Vigilante Violence against Women in Turkey: A Sociological Analysis. Kadin/Woman 2000, 19(2): 51-68.
  • Sarioglu, E. (2016). New Imaginaries of Gender in Turkey’s Service Economy: Women Workers and Identity Making on the Sales Floor. Women's Studies International Forum 54, 39-47.
  • Sarioglu E. (2013). Gendering the Organization of Home-Based Work in Turkey: Classical versus Familial Patriarchy. Gender, Work & Organization 20, no. 5, 479-497.
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