Evren Savci

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Evren Savci is currently finishing her first book Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam. Her work on the intersections of language, knowledge, sexual politics, neoliberalism, and religion has appeared in Journal of Marriage and the Family, Ethnography, Sexualities, Political Power and Social Theory, and Theory & Event, among others. She was selected Exemplary Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity in 2013, and is the recipient of a Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association, and the Presidential Award from San Francisco State University. Prior to her position at Yale, Evren served as Assistant Professor of WGS and as affiliate faculty of Middle East and Islamic Studies, American Muslim Ethnicities, and Diasporas at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Southern California.