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Ruken Isik Successfully Defends her Dissertation

On December 16, 2021 Ruken Isik of LLC Cohort 17 successfully defended her dissertation and earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy. Her degree will be conferred in May, 2022.

Her virtual defense went very smoothly and she gave a powerful presentation of her dissertation research, "Livable, Lovable, and Grievable Lives: Kurdish Women's Funerals in Northern Kurdistan/Turkey."

The program wishes to acknowledge the guidance and commitment of Ruken's committee:

Dr. Carole McCann, Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies, Chair
Dr. Beverly Bickel, Language, Literacy & Culture
Dr. Christine Mallinson, Language, Literacy & Culture
Dr. Mejdulene Shomali, Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies
Dr. Emek Ergun, Women's and Gender Studies Program and Department of Global Studies, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Congratulations, Dr. Isik!

Posted: December 17, 2021, 3:33 PM