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.