Ayşe Çavdar graduated from the Ankara University Journalism Dept. and received her Masters' degree in history from Bogazici University. She completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled "the Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community" at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, in 2014 (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). She has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps University, Marburg, and has recently become a postdoc fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. She co-edited (with Volkan Aytar), Media and Security Sector Oversight, Limits, and Possibilities, TESEV, 2009; (with Pelin Tan), The State of Exception in an Exceptional City, Sel Yayinlari, 2013.