Zeynep Kilicoglu joined the PhD program in International Relations in Fall 2016. Before coming to FIU, she completed a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (2014) and a master’s degree in Environmental Politics and Development at London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK (2015). She wrote her master’s thesis about the new social/environmental movements in Turkey, and how they had transformed the political resistance culture. Miss Kilicoglu is specializing in Feminist IR Theory and her research interests are gender and sexuality, migration and social movements. In her PhD dissertation, she looks at the construction of women refugees by humanitarian organizations in Western Europe and how these actors attach particular meanings to gender equality in their operations.