Selin Çağatay holds a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her dissertation title is "The Politics of Gender and the Making of Kemalist Feminist Activism in Contemporary Turkey (1946–2011)." During her Ph.D. studies she has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden and the Department of Political Science, Vienna University, Austria. Her research interests include women's and feminist activism, gender regimes, intersectionality studies, NGOs, secularism, Turkish political history, and women’s paid and unpaid labor.
Currently she is involved as a junior researcher and project preparation assistant in: "ZARAH. Women’s labor activism in transnational perspective. Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe from the age of empires to the late 20th century." Project run by Prof. Susan Zimmermann, Central European University.
2017. "Feminists in, against (and beyond?) the state: Women's rights, global gender equality regime, and Turkey's gender politics in the 21st century." In Diana Mulinari and Lena Martinsson, eds., Dreaming Global Change – Doing Local feminisms. Visions of Feminism. Global North /Global South Encounters, Conversations and Disagreements, New York and Oxon: Routledge. (Forthcoming.)
2017. Laiklik, kadın hakları, toplumsal cinsiyet politikaları: Günümüz Türkiye'sini tarihsel ve küresel bağlamıyla birlikte düşünmek [Laicism, women's rights, gender politics: Thinking today's Turkey in its historical and global context]. Birikim, no. 333–334 (January-February), 59–75.
2016. "From 'daughters of the Republic' to contentious citizens: Kemalist women's activism in historical perspective." In Alexia Bumbaris, Veronika Helfert, Jessica Richter, Brigitte Semanek and Karolina Sigmund, eds., Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte un/diszipliniert? Aktuelle Beiträge aus der jungen Forschung (=Studien zur Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte; 11), Innsbruck et al.: StudienVerlag, 209–231.