Funda Gençoğlu received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bilkent University and her Ph. D. from Middle Eastern Technical University. She currently lectures on the history of political thought and political theory at Baskent University, Department of Political Science and International Relations. She has published on the discontents of democracy in Turkey by focusing on the discrimination, marginalisation and silencing that vulnerable groups in Turkey have been going through, such as women, LGBTIQ,+ the Roma population, and the Kurds.