Bişenk is studying “International Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies” with a focus on the Middle East at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where she already finished a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science. Some parts of her studies were at Aix-Marseille Université in France and at Sabanci University Istanbul in Turkey. In her Bachelor thesis, she focused on the knowledge and experiences of the victims of the NSU-Complex in Germany. Bişenk is an activist for social justice since many years and she gives workshops in the field of political education, e.g. for “Anne Frank Educational Center”or “BiLan- Bildungsinitiative Lernen aus dem NSU-Komplex”. Her parents fled from Turkey when she was a baby and today as a Kurdish woman, she dedicates her political life to fight against discrimination, fascism and wars. The solidarity with refugees, migrants and the freedom of movement is a big part of this. Bişenk writes poems or does spoken word for example in the transcultural German and Syrian collective “Literally Peace”. Her dream is to publish a book of poems.
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