Professor Abadan –Unat has a long history as a devout advocate of women’s rights in Turkey. She graduated from Law School at Istanbul University and did her graduate studies as a Fullbright student at the University of Minnesota, 1952-1953. Taught Political Science from 1953-1989 at the School of Political Science, Ankara University. She specializes in mass communication, electoral studies as well as women’s studies and international migration. At present she is professor of Political Science at Bosporus University, Istanbul where she also teaches in the Women’s Research and Education Centre. Taught as guest professor at the Universities of Munich, City University of New York, University of Denver, and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Served as senator in the Turkish Parliament from 1978-80. Represented Turkey on the Committee of Equality of Women and Men in the Council of Europe, 1978-1996. Her major publications in English are Turkish Workers in Europe (1976), Women in Turkish Society (1981), and Women in the Developing World: Evidence from Turkey (1986).
Publication Language: English, French, German.