Göçmen Renkler: Prof. Aysan Sev’er



Publications of Aysan Sev’er:

In the Academic Jungle: A Single Mother’s Advantures


‘Ruby Strong’ is the main character of this book. Ruby returns to higher education as a shy, timid, soft-spoken single-mother who often feels out of place amongst her much younger peers. Gradually, Ruby re-learns to be a student, and becomes an enthusiastic and dedicated graduate student, despite much hardship she endures. Part of Ruby’s hardships stem from her single-parent status in the early 1970s era, where there were few available support systems for mothers.
However, part of her hardships stem from being a women in an academic world which was (and to some extent, still is) based on white/male hierarchies. In a way, Ruby’s story takes us back to an era where there was not only a glass ceiling, but also a thick layer of (white) men aspiring women academics had to pierce through in order to realize their own potential.

Due to totally unforeseen circumstances and intolerable delays, the widely advertised launch of “In the Academic Jungle” book will not take place on Jan. 24, 2014. I thank everyone who enthusiastically sent me their good wishes, and extend my specific thanks to those who promised to come to the launch in person or in pairs. Please accept my deepest appreciation for all your support and friendship.

Patriarchal Murders of Women(Link)

Edwin Mellen Press

January 15, 2013

This book is a feminist sociological analysis of honour-killings in Turkey and in the West.
The book combines many years of Dr. Sev’er’s work in the area of extreme violence against women. The book also integrates many of her face-to-face interviews in South eastern Turkey.

Mothers, Daughters & Untamed Dragons

Demeter Press

November 5, 2012

This is a novel about four generations of women, who are linked to one another through mother/daughter relationships. The book can be ordered from Demeter Press.

Siirlerde Yasayan Anilar/Memories that Reside in Poems

University of Toronto Scarborough Printing

April 18, 2012

This book contains poems about love, desires, expectations and loss. Approximately half of the poems in the book is written in English, and the other half in Turkish.

Skeletons in Family Closets

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

September 15, 2011

The book contains 10 narratives about family conflict. Each narrative is written by an academic about his/her own family conflicts. The book can be ordered from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.