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Ayça Çubukçu

Associate Professor in Human Rights; Co-Director, LSE Human Rights
London School of Economics and Political Science


Dr Ayça Çubukçu is Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at LSE.


English, Turkish

Areas of expertise

  • Human rights
  • Internationalism
  • Political violence
  • Social movements
  • Solidarity


Ayça Çubukçu is an author, academic, and editor based in London. In her scholarship, she has explored the themes of humanity, violence, internationalism, racism, and solidarity, and has written on legal and political theory. After leaving Turkey at the age of 17, she was educated in the United States and began teaching at Columbia and Harvard universities. Ayça currently co-directs the human rights programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Ayça’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Jadaliyya, Thesis 11, Law & Critique, London Review of International Law and other academic publications. Some of her work has been translated into Portuguese, Italian, and Turkish.

Ayca has lectured widely in North America and Europe, and has appeared in BBC’s Newsnight programme and other BBC productions. She has also served as an editor for a number of publications, including The Cobbler, Jadaliyya, Humanity Journal, and the LSE International Studies Series at Cambridge University Press.

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