Şirin Tekeli (1944-2017)

She was born in Ankara in 1944. She finished her secondary education in Ankara Girls’ High School. Between the years of 1961-1963, she learned French in Paris and got enrolled in Law Faculty, but then continued her studies in Lausanne Switzerland on Political Science. Until 1981, she worked as an assistant lecturer in Istanbul University Faculty of Economics. Her Associate Professorship thesis was a comparative research on women’s involvement to politics. Her thesis later got published. In 1981, she left university without ever returning. She was included in the feminist movement where she got involved in various protests and campaigns. In 1989, she started the establishment process of Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation. She did volunteer work in the Library until 1996. Right after this, she was part of the establishment of KA-DER (Association for Supporting Women Candidates), Anakültür Cooperative and Winpeace (Turkish- Greek Women Peace Initiative). After leaving academia, she made translations. Until 2011, she made translations from French to Turkish especially on the topics of women and democracy.

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