Zülfukar Çetin teaches Social Work at the Alice-Salomon-Hochschule in Berlin, and is a researcher on the project “HIV/AIDS Activism and Politics in Turkey” at the University of Basel. His doctoral thesis on homophobia and islamophobia was awarded the German-Turkish Year of Science Research Prize in 2014.
In 2014-2015 he worked on his post-doctoral project “The Dynamics of the Queer Movement Before and During the Conservative AKP Government” as a Mercator-ICP-Fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. He has co-edited the anthology, Gespräche über Rassismus. Perspektiven und Widerstände with Savas Tas in 2015 and with Heinz-Jürgen Voß, and co-edited the book „Schwule Sichtbarkeit, schwule Identität. Kritische Perspektiven” (Psychosozial-Verlag, 2016). His main focus includes intersectionality, migration research and politics, anti-discrimination work and politics, racism and anti-muslim racism, (post)colonialism, queer theory and politics, heteronormativity, homonationalism, biography research, and qualitative social research.