About Merve Tuncer
Merve is a doctoral student in Sociology at School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences where she is a part of the research team Work, Family and Intimate Relations. She is also a part of the Newbreed doctoral program (a programme co-funded by the European Comission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes) within the thematic area of Ageing from a Societal Perspective.
She completed her MA degree in sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University with a dissertation titled “Urban Ageing and the Right to the City: Experiences of Elderly in Kadiköy” in 2017. She started her doctoral studies at Örebro University in August 2018. Her PhD thesis has an intersectional life course perspective and focuses on the experiences of older women who migrated to Sweden from Turkey. It focuses on their lived experiences in relation to migration, ageing, and gender with an emphasis on temporality, belonging, and agency.