Acar, Yasemin


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Yasemin Gülsüm Acar is a faculty member in the psychology department at the University of Dundee. Yasemin’s research interests include social activism and identity constructs in Turkey; political protest and its consequences; political solidarity; politicization and social identity; social (ethnic, religious, political) identity, and intergroup relations/conflict. She received her PhD from Claremont Graduate University in 2015, where she specialized in social identity and identity politicization through collective action. Yasemin recently published a book with her colleague Özden Melis Uluğ entitled Bir olmadan biz olmak: Farklı gruplardan aktivistlerin gözüyle Gezi Direnişi [Becoming us without being one: The Gezi Resistance from the perspective of different activists]. Along with Özden Melis Uluğ and Sigrun Marie Moss, she has also co-edited a book entitled Researching peace, power, and conflict in the field: Methodological challenges and opportunities. She has additionally published numerous book chapters and articles on consequences of collective action, as well as participated in research projects and produced publications on various perceptions of the Kurdish-Turkish Peace Process in Turkey. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University


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