Alumni Highlight

Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Congratulations to 2015 graduate Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez, who recently presented her research at the 2016 annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 
Caroline spoke on the panel “The Gender of Settler Governance: Native and Indigenous Affect and Bodies on the Line.” Her presentation drew from her Master’s thesis on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada, focusing on the recent case of Cindy Gladue to consider questions of corporeal integrity and the violence of the law. The panel also included scholars Audra Simpson of Columbia University, Mishuana Goeman of UCLA, Dian Million of the University of Washington, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark of the University of Victoria and Ann Cvetkovich of UT Austin. 
Caroline will be continuing her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota this coming fall, where she will begin her Ph.D in sociocultural anthropology with a focus on Native Studies. She aims to continue her research into the MMIW, but with a focus on localized community efforts to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls. 
Caroline graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Studies in October 2015. She worked as Program Assistant and then Program Coordinator with the Human Rights Advocates Program from 2014-2015, while also working as a Teaching Assistant at Barnard College with the American Studies Department.