Kenan Çayır is a Professor of Sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University, and director of the University’s Centre for Sociology and Education Studies. He completed his undergraduate and master’s education in the Sociology Department of Boğaziçi University, and received his doctorate from the Political Sciences and International Relations department of the same university. Following his doctorate, he carried out research at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education at Leeds University in the United Kingdom and at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Germany. He carried out several projects, and worked as an expert and consultant to NGOs on projects relating inclusive education, teaching controversial issues, human rights and citizenship education. He participated in human rights education seminars of EIP Slovenia and the Council of Europe, and teacher training seminars of Gürkaynak Citizenship Institute and received certificates in this field. His books and edited collections include Holokost, Anne Frank ve Demokratik Değerler Üzerine [On Holocaust, Anne Frank and Democratic Values] ed. B. B. Yensarfati, K. Çayır, (İstanbul: SEHAK, 2019); Who are We? Identity, Citizenship and Rights in Turkey’s Textbooks, trans. K. Ferguson (İstanbul: The History Foundation, 2014); Eğitim, Çatışma ve Toplumsal Barış: Türkiye’den ve Dünyadan Örnekler [Education, Conflict and Social Peace: Examples from Turkey and the World] (Istanbul: History Foundation, 2010); Ayrımcılık: Çok Boyutlu Yaklaşımlar [Discrimination: Multidimensional Approaches] (Istanbul: Bilgi University, 2012, K. Çayır and M. A. Ceyhan, eds.); Ayrımcılık: Örnek Ders Uygulamaları [Discrimination: Examples of Classroom Practices] (Istanbul: Bilgi University, 2012, K. Çayır and A. Alan, eds.).