Dr. Aylin Yildirim TschoepeAssistentin / PostDoc
Assistentin / PostDoc
Zentrum Gender Studies
Aylin Tschoepe is Oberassistenz at the Center for Gender Studies and connects the fields of anthropology, gender studies
, and urban studies in research, teaching, and practice. Aylin is interested in the entanglements of un/gendered bodies and urban spaces, as well as the material and immaterial implications of the continuous making and unmaking of body-spatial relations. The focus is on archival bodies as interfaces – changing in and out of ambiguous states of un/building, re/constructing , and in/visibility – in the context of negotiating queer futures. Aylin studies these relations and interfaces through multimodal (spatial and sensory) ethnography.
Previously, Aylin has worked as an architect (Dipl.-Ing., MSc in Universal Design; FH Frankfurt/ TU Istanbul) and pursued the nexus between social and urban transformation in the Doctor of Design program (Harvard GSD). To deepen critical perspectives on urban lifeworlds, Aylin continued studies in the PhD program in Anthropology with a Second Field in Gender Studies (Harvard GSAS). As postdoctoral researcher, Aylin collaborated in an interdisciplinary SNF project between visual communication and anthropology (University of Basel, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, www.cielab.ch).
Committed to feminist pedagogy, Aylin takes a situated and inquiry-based approach in teaching, mentoring and researching, and strives to deconstruct hierarchies of South-North, East-West knowledges and practices. Prior to the engagement at the University of Basel and FHNW, Aylin had gained experience at Harvard University, TU Darmstadt, Boston Architectural College, Wentworth Institute of Technology
, and Boğaziçi University.
Main Areas of Work
anthropology, gender studies, urban studies
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