This dissertation focuses on the experiences of Kurdish women involved in the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey. By utilizing intersectionality and social movement theories, this phenomenological study explores how these women navigate learning processes under oppressive conditions. Specifically, the concept of intersectionality, viewed through the lens of critical race theory, will be employed to examine the multiple oppression Kurdish women face due to their ethnic, gender, and religious identities. The aim is to understand how their lived experiences and pivotal moments have influenced their current positions within social movements and the political sphere. This research applies the theory of social movement learning to analyze how learning has occurred for the women as members of the Kurdish women’s movement. Each learning experience will be examined within a multidimensional context, considering time, space, and outcomes. The data analysis follows three chronological phases, as Hall (2009) proposed: childhood experiences within the family and neighborhood, the development of consciousness within the movement, and active participation in the movement.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Program of Study
EdD Doctor of Education
Ebru, Ilhan. (2023). The Transformation of Kurdish Women from Victimization to Liberation through Learning under Oppression in Turkey: A Phenomenological Study [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1384/
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