Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais received her PhD in Sociology in 2006 from Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has served as Lecturer and Researcher at different universities in France and spent time as Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She is currently a permanent CNRS Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Cities, Territories, Environment and Societies (CITERES) at the University of Tours. Her research focuses on the analysis of contentious politics, spatial configurations, everyday resistance practices inside the city, and urban transformation. She has published several articles in journals such as International Social Science Journal and Citizenship Studies; and Altermondialistes en Turquie: Entre le cosmopolitisme politique et ancrage militant, based on her thesis, was published in 2011 by L’Harmattan in France.