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Gülhan Balsoy

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GÜLHAN BALSOY is an associate professor of history at İstanbul Bilgi University, History Department. She received her PhD at Binghamton University, New York. She spent a year at Berlin as a post-doctoral researcher at the “Europe in the Middle East-The Middle East in Europe” (EUME) program. She is the author of The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838–1900 (Routledge, 2013). The Turkish translation of this book, Kahraman Doktor İhtiyar Acuzeye Karşı has won the 2016 Yunus Nadi Social Sciences and Research Award. Some of her other significant publications include “Infanticide in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Society,” published in Middle Eastern Studies and “Gendering the Ottoman Labor History: The Cibali Régie Factory in the Early Twentieth Century,” published in International Review of Social History. Currently she is a member of the ANR project “(Over)medicalization of Childbirth as a Public Problem: Material Trajectories, Public Controversies, Institutional Changes” (HYPMEDPRO). Dr. Balsoy’s research interests include late Ottoman social history, history of women and gender and history of medicine. Currently she is working on a book project that explore the urban experiences of destitute women in late nineteenth century Ottoman Istanbul.

Coordonnées

gerkaya[at]gmail.com

CURRENT and PAST POSITIONS

2015- Faculty, History Department, İstanbul Bilgi University

2017 Visiting Scholar at EHESS/CNRS-Marcel Mauss Institute (Summer)

2013-2015 Faculty, Sociology Department, Okan University

2007- 2013 Faculty, Department of Humanities, Işık University

2003- 2006 Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Binghamton University

20012002 Program Assistant, Science, Technology, and Society Program, İstanbul Technical University
 

EDITORIAL WORK

2016 Editorial Board Member, Cogent Arts & Humanities

2015 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Women’s History
 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and HONORS RECEIVED

♦ 2017 French Embassy in Istanbul, Visiting Scholarship Award

2016 Yunus Nadi Social Sciences and Research Award

2010- 2011 “Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe” (EUME), a research program of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Post-doctoral Fellowship

2006- 2007 Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Dissertation Research Fellowship
2005 Binghamton University, Professional Development Fund Award, Pre-dissertation Research Grant

2002 Istanbul Technical University-Garanti Bank Fellowship, Graduate Study Fellowship for the MA study in Linköping University, Sweden

 

PROJECTS

⇒ “(Over)medicalization of Childbirth as a Public Problem: Material Trajectories, Public Controversies, Institutional Changes,” funded by Agence Nationale de la Recerche (ANR), France, 2016-2019.
 

FIELDS of SPECIALISATION

⇒ History of women and gender; Late Ottoman social history; Social history of medicine
 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Books:

The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838–1900, (London: Routledge, 2013).

Kahraman Doktor İhtiyar Acuzeye Karşı: Geç Osmanlı Doğum Politikaları, (İstanbul, Can Yayınları, 2015)

Journal Articles:

♦ “Historical Perspectives to Gender, War, and Migration: The Case of the Widow’s House or the Kırmızı Kışla (The Red Barracks)” (work in progress)

♦ “Visibility and Vulnerability of the Destitute Women of Nineteenth Century Istanbul: The Case of the Haseki Women’s Hospital,” Gender & History (forthcoming)

♦ “Introduction,” Journal of Women’s History, special issue “Changing Feminist Paradigms and Cultural Encounters: Women’s Experiences in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” 28/3, (Fall 2016): 10-16.

♦ “Ottoman Pronatalism in Printed Sources in Late Nineteenth Century,” Ankara University Journal of Communication Research, 12/2, (Fall 2015): 13-40.

♦ “Infanticide in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Society,” Middle Eastern Studies, 50/6, (2014): 976-991.

♦ “Gendering the Ottoman Labor History: The Cibali Régie Factory in the Early Twentieth Century,” in International Review of Social History, 54, (2009): 45-68.

Journal Articles in Turkish:

♦ “Geç Osmanlı Nüfus ve Kadın Bedeni Politikaları,” (Late Ottoman Policies of Population and Female Body) Toplum ve Bilim, (Fall 2015): 5-29.

♦ “Bir Kadın Hastanesi Olarak Haseki Hastanesi ve 19. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Bikes ve Bimesken bir Kadın Olmak,” (Haseki Women’s Hospital and The Experience of Being an Unprotected and Homeless Woman) Toplumsal Tarih, (May 2015): 80-84.

♦ “Osmanlı Kadın ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet Tarihçiliği Üzerine,” (An Assessment of the Ottoman History on Women and Gender) Toplum ve Bilim, 132, (March 2015): 222-231

♦ “Geç Osmanlı Öğüt Kitaplarında Kısırlık,” (Conceptions of Infertility in Late Ottoman Advice Books) Osmanlı Tarihi Araştırmaları Merkezi Dergisi, 35 (Spring 2014): 41-64.

♦ “Osmanlı Toplumunda Kürtajın Yasaklanması ve Politik bir Alan Olarak Kadın Bedeni,” (Bans on Abortion in Ottoman Society and Female Body as a Political Space) Toplumsal Tarih, (June 2012): 21-27.

Book Chapters:

♦ “Gender and the Politics of Reproduction in the Late Ottoman Society,” History from Below - A Tribute in Memory of Donald Quataert, Selim Karahasanoğlu and Değer Cenk Demir eds., (İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016)

♦ “Osmanlı Toplumunda On Dokuzuncu Yüzyılda Dikkat Çekmeye Başlayan Bir Suç: Katl-i Velid,” (A Newly Defined Crime: Infanticide in Late Nineteenth Century Ottoman Society) Edebiyatımızın Üvey Evladı: Polisiye, Seval Şahin (ed.), (Kavram Yayınları, 2013)

♦ “Osmanlı Emek Tarihinin Toplumsal Cinsiyet Açısından Okunması: Erken Yirminci Yüzyılda Cibali Tütün Fabrikası,” (Gendering the Ottoman Labor History: The Cibali Régie Factory in the Early Twentieth Century) in Osmanlı ve Erken Cumhuriyet Emek Tarihi, Touraj Atabaki and Gavin Brockett, eds. (Bilgi Universitesi Yayınları, 2012)

♦ “Advices to Pregnant Women: Changing Conceptions of Pregnancy and Birth in the Ottoman Empire in the late Nineteenth Century” in Medicine Within and Between the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, 18th-19th centuries, Thedora Daniela Sechel, ed. (Verlag, 2011)

 



 

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