Sevil Suleymani

Sevil Suleymani

Sevil Suleymani

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sevil Suleymani M.A. is a sociology Ph.D. student at George Mason University with an emphasis on gender and globalization. Her research interests are minorities in the Middle East and social movements, gender regime in the Middle Eastern communities, and feminist and queer movements in Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran. She graduated with her master’s degree in women studies at San Diego State University where her thesis research focused on Azerbaijani women in Iran through exploring their oppression, empowerment, and agency. She is also a Graduate Assistant at the Digital Scholarship Center at the Fenwick Library as a qualitative specialist where she facilitates workshops on qualitative data and software.

Selected Publications

Suleymani, S. (2019).  Futurities of Beauty and the Scalpel: Cosmetic Surgeries and Fatphobia in Iran. Fat Studies, 1–16.

Suleymani, S. (2019). GÜNEY AZERBAYCANLILARIN KİMLİK ARAYIŞI VE KADIN HAREKETLERİ [published in Turkish: Identity Quest among South Azerbaijanis and Women’s Movements]. Maduniyet, Val.2, Bahar, s.103, Ankara.

Suleymani, S. (2018). Azerbaijani Women in Iran: Oppression, Empowerment, Agency, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Khawar, S., Suleymani, S., Rodriguez, B., & Rothblum, E.D. (2018). Review of Woman’s Embodied Self: Feminist Perspectives on Identity and Image. Psychology of Women Quarterly.


Ph.D. in Sociology, George Mason University (in progress)

M.A. in Women's Studies, San Diego State University (2018)