Dr. Gökçen Beyinli-Dinç
Gökçen Beyinli-Dinç is a postdoctoral researcher and her research on “Mevlid as Lived Religion in Secular Turkey" is funded by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). She is a historian of the Republic of Turkey interested in the stories and experiences of devalued, marginalised or discriminated individuals, communities, places and practices. She has earned her PhD degree in history at Humboldt University-Berlin in 2018 and worked as a lecturer at Humboldt University and Izmir University of Economics. She is the author of two books in Turkish (Elleri Tılsımlı: Modern Türkiye’de Ebelik, Ayizi Yayınevi, 2015 and İslam ve Sair Halk: Laik Türkiye’de Hurafeler, Kadınlar, Türbeler, Kitap Yayınevi, 2021). Her recent articles are on the opening of “chosen” shrines in Istanbul in 1950 (Nations and Nationalism, 2022) and on women of Istanbul during the occupation (International Journal of Regional and Local History, 2019).