Ruken Işık

Ruken Isik is a PhD Researcher at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies. She earned her MS degree in International Women’s and Gender Studies at Towson University, Maryland. Her research interests involve the feminist oral history, feminist theory and methodology with a special concentration on Kurdish women’s activism in Turkey, Syria, and diaspora. She has presented her work at several conferences, including National Women’s Studies Association conference. She is also a multi-media journalist based in Washington, DC. She is a proud mom (dayê) of two adorable kiddos. She can be reached at