political anthropology; medical anthropology; ethnography of the state and health care; feminist studies of science, technology, and medicine; governmentality, and late capitalism; Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East
B.A., Psychology, Bogazici University, 2008
M.A., Gender Studies, Central European University, 2009
Jacqueline Urla, Julie Hemment, and Laura Briggs
Biography and Research Interests
Seda Saluk is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology and holds a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation project examines the material, subjective, and relational worlds of women in Turkey’s reproductive health care system in the midst of pronatalist state policies and global push towards health statistics. She focuses on health information technologies used in hospitals and clinics as emergent forms of reproductive governance, and how different women participate in, experience, and negotiate these technologies along the axes of gender, class, and race/ethnicity.