Ayten Gündoğdu, assistant professor of political science, joined Barnard’s faculty in 2008. At Barnard she teaches courses on political theory and human rights.
Professor Gündoğdu’s current research centers on critical approaches to human rights, contemporary problems of citizenship, political and ethical dilemmas of international migration. She has recently completed a book manuscript titled Rightlessness in an Age of Rights (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). The book engages with the work of twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt to address the challenging questions posed by the contemporary rights struggles of asylum-seekers, refugees, and undocumented immigrants.
Professor Gündoğdu is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, Sawyer Dissertation Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and several other grants and awards from Barnard College and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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From Fall 2013 until Fall 2014
Updated on 28 Augutst 2013 by Anne Wolff-Lawson
On leave 2013-14
418-A Lehman Hall
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey