Merve Erdilmen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science with Gender Studies Specialization at McGill University. Her dissertation focuses on refugee-led organizations’ everyday practices of gender equality in Turkey. She has a broader interest in gender dynamics in displacement contexts, global governance, international practice theory, feminist and postcolonial thought. As a complimentary to her academic work, she worked as a consultant, protection officer, and researcher at various international and local organizations in Turkey, Northern Syria, Portugal, and Tanzania. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Ethnic Migration Studies and Refugee Survey Quarterly.
Research interests: Humanitarianism, gender relations in displacement contexts, forced migration, citizenship, global governance, international practice theory, feminist and postcolonial thought