MEDLI Lecture: Questioning Gender in the Turkish Context

This Friday, July 21st, at 3 pm CT, MEDLI will host another guest speaker, Emirhan Deniz Celebi, to talk about Questioning Gender in the Turkish Context!

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Having graduated from the Department of English Language Teaching in 2012, Emirhan Deniz Celebi worked as an English Teacher at a private school in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, he started to work as an Education Coordinator in SPoD. He organized a number of pieces of training based on gender equality for different groups of professions such as psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers and lawyers. He worked as a trainer at some of these pieces of training on LGBTI + Basic Concepts, Legal Gender Recognition Process in Turkey and Europe, Being LGBTI+ in Business and LGBTI+ Inclusive Company Policies. He worked as a coordinator in the training project called “LGBTI+ Inclusive Education” funded by the Swedish Consulate in collaboration with Bilgi University SECBIR. He also went on rights-based advocacy on the UN axis and visited the UN Headquarters in NYC with the scholarship of Outright Action International in 2016. Çelebi completed his MA degree in the Sociology Department of Yıldız Technical University in 2018 with his thesis called “Sociological Analysis of Factors Affecting the Legal Gender Recognition Process of Trans Men in Turkey”. He participated in national and international workshops and conferences as a speaker. Also, he is a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at Bogazici University. He worked as the Education Coordinator of Sabanci University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence between 2018-2022. Now, he is currently working as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Unilever.