I am an associate professor in the department of philosophy at Bilkent University. I work the history of moral and political philosophy, ancient (Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), Medieval (Heloise, Christine de Pizan), early modern (Cavendish) and Eighteenth Century (Wollstonecraft, Sophie de Grouchy, Marie-Jeanne Roland). I also work on contemporary social and political philosophy, with an emphasis on the capability approach and feminism. I am an active member of the Recovery Project and currently translating Sophie de Grouchy's Lettres sur la Sympathie into English. I teach social and political philosophy, introduction to philosophy, and have taught aesthetics, ancient philosophy and a course on the rationalists. I aim in my teaching to present a less skewed view of what it is to be a philosopher by offering a more varied list of readings. I am the co-recipient, with Alan Coffee, KCL, of a Newton Mobility Fellowship. am the co-founder of the Turkish-European Network for the Study of Women Philosophers.
My latest project is an intellectual biography : Liberty, Thy Name! Three Women of the French Revolution: Olympe de Gouges, Manon Roland, Sophie de Grouchy. Follow me here to find out about all the quirky bits of history I unearth as I work though this.