Deniz is a researcher and lecturer based at UCL Social Research Institute, and she is working on early childhood education and care at ActEarly (Tower Hamlets). Before moving to UCL, she was awarded her MA and PhD degrees from Bogazici University Ataturk Institute, then worked as a Swedish Institute and Raoul Wallenberg Institute researcher at the Child Studies Unit at Linköping University in Sweden.
Her multidisciplinary research has three distinct but interlinked foci:
– Neoliberalisation of childhood in comparative contexts, with a specific focus on Turkey and Britain.
– Childhood and children’s rights in policy and public discourse
– Children’s culture in the twentieth century
Deniz has also been teaching graduate level modules on childhood studies, including Critical Theoretical Debates about Global Childhoods and Society and Children’s Rights in Global Perspectives, which are core modules of UCL Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights MA.