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Guest Researchers

Opportunities to join the initiative as a guest researcher and spend time in residence with GTGC in The Hague are available. If you are interested, we welcome you to contact us. Below you can find our current and former guest researchers.

Former guest researchers

  • Pınar Bedirhanoğlu Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University in Turkey

    Dr Pınar Bedirhanoğlu was GTGC guest researcher in the month November 2022. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her most recent research focus on the relationship among neoliberalism, financialization and the global crisis of democracy, political economy of corruption, and de- and re-politicization of economic management in Turkey. She has co-edited in 2020 Turkey’s New State in the Making: Transformations in Legality, Economy and Coercion published by ZED Books.

  • Olivia Serrano Núñez PhD candidate at the University of Navarra in Spain

    Olivia Serrano (Mexico City) was GTGC guest researcher during the period January-May 2022. She holds a BA in International Relations from Anahuac University (Mexico), a MA in Human Rights from the University of Navarra (Spain) and is currently a PhD candidate from the same University, where she is a recipient of the University of Navarra Grant for Young Researchers. Since 2015, she has directed Construye, Regional Observatory for Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, an NGO that advocates for women’s human rights in international organizations (UN & OAS). She has been the main representative of her organization to the UN since 2014, mainly for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). She was part of the Official Delegation of Mexico for the 49th Commission on Population and Development and for the 61st and 62nd CSW at the UN. Since 2009, she has coordinated the “Be Human Global Leadership Program” in which she has trained more than 500 young students to serve as delegates to the United Nations. She was the main representative of her organization for the 49th and 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States and for the 13th Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in Uruguay. In addition to having studied the field of International Relations, Olivia has done specialized studies in Human Rights in Geneva and International Law at the World Youth Alliance. Her PhD research deals with the universality of the treaty bodies' interpretation on the right to health.

  • Sebahat Derin Atiskan PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy

    Sebahat Derin Atiskan was GTGC guest researcher during the period March-June 2022. She is a PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy.

    She attained her M.A. in International Relations at Koc University and her B.A. in Political Science at Galatasaray University, with a year abroad at Sciences Po Paris (2014-2015). She was also a visiting PhD researcher at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute Geneva (2020-2021). She speaks English, French, Turkish and has a good understanding of Spanish and Italian.

    Briefly, her PhD research looks at the transfer of international gender equality norms in domestic contexts. She analyzes the impact of cooperative activities between international organizations (IOs) –mainly the UN– and civil society actors, specifically international and domestic NGOs, on the formation and the national implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and CEDAW recommendations related to the women’s rights. She focuses mainly on the case of Turkey, and she tries to compare the developments related to the following two issue areas: violence against women and women’s economic rights.

  • Rosalba Icaza Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

    Dr Rosalba Icaza was GTGC guest researcher during the period January-April 2021. Her permanent position is as Full Professor in Global Politics, Gender, and Diversity at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research is located at the intersections of Global Politics, Feminisms, and Decoloniality, with a particular focus on how place-based social resistance contributes to global epistemic justice. At GTGC Rosalba was affiliated with the project "Stories of Solidarity and Exchange through and with Food". More details on her work are available here.

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