Pinar Tuzcu (Dr. phil.) completed her Phd in June 2015 at the Department of Sociology of Diversity at the University of Kassel and between June 2015-June 2018 she worked at the same department at the University of Kassel as a postdoc fellow. Between 2018-2020 she worked on the project entitled “Migrantischer Feminismus in der Deutschen Frauenbewegung (1985-2000) — Intersektionale Erkundungen” together with Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez at the Department of Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen and between Oktober 2019-April 2020, she held a guess professor position at the same department at the JLU. Between 2016-2020, she served as one of the elected council members of the section “Women’s and Gender Studies” of the German Society for Sociology (DGS).
Tuzcu is the author of a book titled ‘Ich bin eine Kanackin’ Decolonizing Popfeminism. Transcultural Perspectives on Lady Bitch Ray (Transcript Verlag, 2017). One of her publications appeared in Feminist Media Studies with the title “Allow access to location? Digital Feminist Geographies” (2016) as a part of a special issue Digital Feminisms: Transnational Activism in German Protest Cultures. She also co-edited the special issue Feminisms in times of anti-genderism, racism and austerity (2018) together with Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez and Heidemarie Winkel published by Women’s Studies International Forum. Tuzcu, together with Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, also the co-editor of the forthcoming book Migrantischer Feminismus (edition assemblage Verlag, 2021). Her research and teaching interests include contemporary queer feminist theories, postmigration studies, algorithmic bias and critical coding, decolonial approaches and research methodologies. She is also one of the project leads in the international research group Digital Feminist Collective and one of the main applicants and the project coordinator of the project entitled “Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation at the University Kassel at the Department of Sociology of Diversity. She is researching, teaching and has recently published an article on Cybercolonialism.