Completing a PhD at the University of Sydney.

My key research interests are in the intersections of gender, race and violence; representations of the Middle East; and post-structuralist theory and methods, particularly discourse theory.


Mackenzie, Megan, Eda Gunaydin, and Umeya Chaudhuri. ‘Illicit military behaviour as exceptional and inevitable: media coverage of military sexual violence and the ‘bad apples’ paradox’. International Studies Quarterly, 2020.

Eda Gunaydin. ‘No Struggling Alone,’ a review of Jodi Dean’s Comrade (Verso 2019), for The Sydney Review of Books.

Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2020                            Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Tutorials

2020                            ISA, Women’s Caucus Graduate Student Best Paper Award. $700USD.

2020                            ISA, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section Best Paper Award. $500USD.

2020                            London Critical Theory Summer School, Open Society Foundations: fully funded position.

2020                            University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Support Scheme funding, $798.

2020                            Harris Student Award. $2,750 for an interdisciplinary creative project.

2019                            University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Support Scheme funding, $1,509.

2018                            Research Training Program (RTP), Australian Government 3.5 years, scholarship, $93,800.

2016                            The Michael W Jackson Prize for Study in Government, for the student who attains the highest results in Honours and in courses during the BA program, $5,000 (shared).

2016                            The University of Sydney University Medal for Government

2015                            GS Caird Scholarship in Third Year Government, $2,000.

2015                            Mayer Prize in Political Theory, for the best piece of writing on political theory, $1,600.

2012                            University of Sydney Access Scholarship, for the most high-achieving students experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, full length of degree, $28,000.

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