Zeynep Anli is a researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), where she mainly works on Leiden Ranking database and Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Studies (RISIS & RISIS2). Together with the database team, she enriches the database with current information and communicates updates to RISIS. Her current research focuses on the connections between higher education organizations and academic/private medical centers. She is also interested in the gender indicator and relevant studies. In 2019 she also worked on the data collection and reference extraction phase of the project Communication Patterns in the Humanities and Social Sciences (KIGS).
In addition to her research at CWTS, she is also pursuing her PhD studies in the field of literature and gender studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). In her dissertation she studies the connections between a selection of all-female utopian/dystopian novels and the colonial discovery narratives. Her research covers novels written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Leigh Richards, Nicola Griffith and Suzy McKee Charnas, among other female writers who created separatist utopian/dystopian lands.
In addition to her research work, she has experience as a university language instructor (as well as curriculum planning, testing & evaluation, and level coordination) for 6 years and translator/editor for 10 years.