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  • Portrait Photo
  • Meryem Uzumcu
  • Jr. Program Coordinator, Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence

Meryem is a recent M.A. graduate from NYU's Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. She joined the CWGL after completing a summer research assistantship with the Middle East Institute's Turkey Program. One of her main projects at MEI was on identifying possible causes of Turkey's rising femicide rates. She looks forward to work on feminist resources for CWGL's Journalism initiative on Gender-based Violence. In the time of Covid, she especially enjoys reading (seemingly) never-ending Russian novels, trying new recipes, and watching Frontline documentaries.