Zerrin Cengiz is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Utrecht University within the framework of the GRACE (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe) Project. She received her BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University in Istanbul in 2011 and her MSc degree in Gender, Media and Culture from London School of Economics in 2013. Between January 2014 and March 2016, she worked as a researcher at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) in Istanbul. Her research at Utrecht University focuses on Islamic Feminism; how it could be examined as a site through which new, changing and contested cultural ideas and products are generated and how they could be understood as part of the equality discourses in Europe. Her research interests also include European Union-Turkey Relations, Turkish Foreign Policy, transnational migration and film studies.