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Dr Gizem Guney joined the University of Portsmouth as a Teaching Fellow in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2020.

She completed her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2019, which analysed the Istanbul Convention from a radical feminist perspective, particularly in the light of the dominance theory developed by Catherine A. MacKinnon. She completed her LLB (2011) in Eskişehir Anadolu University and LLM (2014) in Public Law at Queen Mary University of London with the best student award of the specialisation unit.

Before joining the University of Portsmouth, Gizem taught criminology and law modules at the University of Sussex since 2016. She has been involved with the Widening Participation projects on different platforms over the last four years. She also held representative roles in the Research Centres, including the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research (SCHRR) and the Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS).

She recently contributed to the study ‘Analysing Legislation of the EU Member States related to Violence against Women and Domestic Violence’ conducted by the European Parliament FEMM Committee as the expert of Turkey.

Research Interests

Gizem’s research interests lie primarily in the area of the interplay between criminal justice and the human rights law, gender and crime, feminist theory, feminist critique of criminal justice system and gender-based violence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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