Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
B225, AGU Sümer Campus
Kocasinan, Kayseri


Short Bio:Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Abdullah Gül University (since 2015). Previously, she worked at Mardin Artuklu University (2012-2015) as the Acting Dean and Deputy Rector and Bilkent University (1991-2012). She is a graduate of Bogazici University, Istanbul (B.A. and M.A.) and received her Ph.D. (1991) State University of New York at Buffalo, consultant on various research projects funded by national (Tubitak, KSSGM, AAK) and international (IDRC, Ford Foundation, World Bank, ILO-IPEC,EU) bodies, serves as an elected Executive Committee member at Turkish Sociological Association, (TSA) 2008-2014 and International Sociological Association (ISA) 2010-2018.

Selected grants:

  • “Reflections of the Syrian Crisis on Turkey”, TUBİTAK, co-investigator, 2015-2017
  • “New Capital and Conservatism: Anatolian Tigers from the Perspective of Everyday Life Sociology”, TUBİTAK principle investigator, 2014-2016
  • “Young, Professional Veiled Pious Women in Changing Turkey”, TESEV principle investigator, 2010
  • “Gender, Migration and Intercultural Interactions in the Mediterranean and South East Europe: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, principle investigator, 2007-2010
  • Collaborative Research Grant Partner, Coordinator, EU 7th Framework Program, SSH-2007- 3, 3-01,
  • Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program, “Direct Access to the Muslim World” Award, Miami University at Ohio, 2006
  • St. Anthony's College, Senior Scholar Award, Oxford, AUB and Oxford Program on Sexuality in the Middle East, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 2001
  • Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Madison Women's Studies Research Center Honorary Fellow Women's Studies Program, USA, 1998

Selected publications:

  • Cindoglu, Dilek and Didem Ünal, (2015) “Gender in Political Sex Scandals in Contemporary Turkey: Women’s Agency and the Public Sphere” (4) in Journal of Women, Politics and Policy
  • Unal, Didem and Dilek Cindoglu (2013), “Reproductive Citizenship in Turkey; Abortion Chronicles” in Women Studies International Forum, Vol 38, May-June 2013, 21-31
  • Cindoglu, Dilek Headscarf Ban and Discrimination: Professional Headscarved Women in the Labor Market, TESEV Publications,  2010 (Turkish) and 2011 (English)
  • Cindoglu, Dilek and Gizem Zencirci, (2008)“Withering the Counter Hegemonic Potential of the Headscarf: Public Sphere, State Sphere and the Headscarf Question in Turkey“, Middle Eastern Studies,(Vol 44) No 5, 791-806
  • Cindoglu, Dilek, (1997) "Virginity Tests and Artificial Virginity in Modern Turkish Medicine",Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 20. No.2, pp. 253-261