Since the beginning of June we have had the pleasure of hosting our first scholar-in-residence, Cansu Dayan (PhD, Hacettepe University, Institute of Population Studies). She opens a new path in poverty studies through the discussions of art as a missing dimension in terms of poverty measurement. Coining “art deprivation” and “art poverty”, Cansu claims current poverty rates to be mis-measured in the absence of art dimension and to considerably increase both at household and country levels when measured. She is coordinating the fieldwork of a research project on gender-based violence against women in politics in Turkey funded by UN Women while preparing her book proposal and post-doc applications during her stay at UmAy. ( To know more about her work )

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