Seda Saluk

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Professional Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Women's and Gender Studies

Department(s)

Women's & Gender Studies

About

Dr. Seda Saluk's research broadly focuses on the politics and ethics of medical technologies through the lens of gender and race/ethnicity. Her current book project, Capturing Reproduction: Surveillance and Care in Turkey, offers an ethnographic analysis of reproductive surveillance, concentrating on big data infrastructures used in maternal and infant health services. Drawing on long-term fieldwork in clinics and homes, this project demonstrates how seemingly revolutionary new technologies can provide authoritarian regimes with new tools to extend their control into intimate lives but also trigger strategic forms of care and solidarity. While mainstream accounts of digital/data worlds prioritize liberal notions of autonomy and privacy, Capturing Reproduction focuses on the issues of justice and equity, particularly at the margins of health, medicine, and technology. Building on the theme of reproductive and public health governance, Dr. Seda Saluk is also developing two new projects, one on the political genealogy of reproductive rights activism in Turkey and the second on sociopolitical dimensions of vaccine hesitancy.

Research Interests

activism
digital studies
ethnicity
health
qualitative research
race
transnational