Yaprak Yildirim

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Graduate Student

Yaprak Damla Yıldırım (she/her) received her degrees in Management (BA, 2017), English Language and Literature (BA, 2017), and Critical and Cultural Studies (MA, 2019) from Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. She continued her education as a PhD student in Literature at the University of California San Diego for two years before joining the Yale community. Her research explores what structures normalize femicide in liminal spaces between the white west and “the other” and convert women’s bodies into exchangeable commodities. She is a feminist activist, organizer, poet, translator, and Fulbright alumna.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Theory, Transnational Feminism(s), Body Politics, Gender Violence, Neoliberalism, Islamic Fundamentalism, Border Studies, Migration Studies