Ayse Cavdar graduated from Ankara University, Journalism Dept. Received a Masters’ degree in history, from Bogazici University. Completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “the Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community” at the European University of Viadrina, in 2014 (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). Worked for Helsinki Citizens Assembly’s project entitled Citizens Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security in Western Balkans and Turkey. She served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps Universiy, Marburg, in 2016. She is recently a postdoc fellow in Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation Research, in Duisburg. She co-edited (with Volkan Aytar) Media and Security Sector Oversight, Limits, and Possibilities, TESEV, 2009; (with Pelin Tan), The State of Exception in an Exceptional City, Sel Yayinlari, 2013.