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Dr Melis Cin

Lecturer in Education and Social Justice

Melis Cin

County South



Tel: +44 1524 592884

Research overview

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research in the field of gender justice, education, development and refugee education


My research interests focus on gender justice, education, and development. Most of the work I have done focused on issues regarding women’s development through education, the relationship between education and women’s agency and empowerment, and girls’ education. My key concern is to understand the implications of gender, economic, social and political inequalities, their bearing on education and the ways in which development and gender justice approaches can provide a route into such thinking. I also have a keen interest in working with marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and exploring how formal/informal education in such communities can be used to achieve sustainable development and support sustainable livelihoodsAlongside these issues, I have also kept up an interest in methodological issues such as feminist research, online research methods, participatory action research. 

Career Details

Before coming to Lancaster, I worked at the Open University, UK and Istanbul Ticaret University, Turkey, and before that I spent five years at the University of Nottingham pursuing a PhD on human development, gender justice and education. Prior to Nottingham, I did my MA at University of Dublin, Trinity College and BA in Education at Gazi University, Ankara.

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