Çiçek Uygun

Cicek Uygun

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Çiçek Uygun is doing her PhD at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig University Giessen. She received her BA in Sociology from Boğaziçi University and MA in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University. Following her MA research, titled “Between oversexualization and motherhood: Divorced mothers’ narratives on womanhood, motherhood and sexuality” in Turkey, her doctoral project scrutinizes the daily struggles of divorced mothers with Turkish migrant background in Germany. Through the individual narratives of divorced mothers, she adopts a structural approach to daily struggles which are often perceived as personal problems or represented as cultural problems of being Turkish and/or Muslim. Two other ongoing works of her tackle ambivalent intersections of happiness, gender, and empowerment through the notion of güç, and individual narratives about oversexualization in the context of everyday violence. Her research interests include divorce, the violence of everyday life, affect and emotion, and feminist ethnography.