Afternoon Session II: Role of gender and culture in populism

Tuesday, 13:15 - 15:00, Room 2 (downstairs)

Chair: Cas Mudde (University of Georgia)

Zora Hesová (Charles University, Prague)
Zora Hesová is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Charles University. She has worked on Islamic intellectual history; on Islam's encounter with modernity, especially in the Balkans; and on religion in contemporary politics. Currently she is participating in a research project on "culture wars" in populist discourses in Central and Eastern Europe.

Zuzana Fellegi (Anglo-American University, Prague)
Zuzana Fellegi is an attorney and a lecturer at the AAU School of Law and International Relations and Diplomacy. She has studied at Muhlenberg College (USA); Humboldt University (Berlin); and Sciences-Po and l´ENA (Paris). She has previously worked for the European Commission and the Slovak Government in the field of Justice and Human Rights and has cooperated with numerous organisations including the UN, the OECD and the OSCE. She specializes in human rights, gender issues, and European law and politics, and is a member of the Czech Gender Expert Chamber, the International Sociological Association, and the European Consortium for Political Research.h.

Caner Tekin (Ruhr University, Bochum)
Caner Tekin is a Teaching Fellow in History at Ruhr University, Bochum, where he has recently received his doctorate. He worked previously at the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Brunswick as a postdoctoral fellow. His recent publications include the monograph Debating Turkey in Europe: Identities and Concepts (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019) and a volume co-edited with Stefan Berger entitled History and Belonging: Representations of the Past in Contemporary European Politics (New York: Berghahn Books, 2018).

Feyda Sayan (Manisa Celal Bayar University)
Feyda Sayan-Cengiz is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. She received her PhD in Political Science from Bilkent University in 2014. She was a Visiting Researcher at Columbia University’s Anthropology Department from 2009 to 2010. Her book Beyond Headscarf Culture in Turkey’s Retail Sector was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. She has published in edited collections as well as journals such as New Perspectives on Turkey, Women’s Studies International Forum and Turkish Studies. Her research interests include politics of gender, populist discourses, identity politics and social movements.