Sehrazat Gulsum Mart
Cultural Sociology, Social Movements, Theory
Şehrazat Gülsüm Mart is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology & Peace Studies program at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Doctoral Student Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and a Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.
Her research focuses on identifying political and cultural factors that empower people against authoritarian regimes. She previously studied when and how public officials in Turkey consider the demands of marginalized communities in urban transformation projects implemented under authoritarian conditions. Currently, she examines how various historical and contemporary influences shape the strategic and moral decision-making of young activists in anti-authoritarian struggle through the case of a recent student movement in Turkey.