Anlam Filiz

Cohort: 2011


  • MA, Anthropology, Emory University
  • MA, Comparative Studies in History and Society, Koc University
  • BA, Sociology, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • BA, Business Administration, Istanbul Bilgi University


My dissertation research investigates how entrepreneurship influences gender practices and senses of belonging and non-belonging among Turkish business owners in Berlin, the capital of entrepreneurship in Germany. By focusing on a population whose belonging to a society is assessed by their gender relations and the kinds of businesses they run, I bring the methods of the anthropology of work to scholarly debates about gender and migration. With this project, I aim to contribute to the emerging research on gender and business ownership that disrupts the model of the rational, masculine entrepreneur.