Melike Şahinol (Dr. rer. soc.) studied sociology, political science, and psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen and received her doctorate in 2015 in sociology at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen. She received several fellowships, including one in the program “Science, Technology and Society” (STS) at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Since 2015 she is Senior Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and is directing the research area “Human, Medicine and Society.” Şahinol has co-initiated the founding of the network STS TURKEY.
Şahinol’s research interests lie in the field of Sociology of Technology and the Body, Medical Sociology and Crip Technoscience. She has a special interest in counteracting the western bias in Studies of Medicine, Science and Technology. As one of the Principle Investigators of “Iran and Beyond – Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration (IRSSC)”, together with Burak Taşdizen Şahinol will examine masculinities from a posthuman feminism perspective within the context of the project “Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities.”
More information about Şahinol and her research activities can be found on her personal website: https://melikesahinol.wordpress.com/