Reyhan Şahin

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Reyhan Şahin aka Dr. Bitch Ray (*1980 in Bremen), also known to many under the artist*ing name "Lady Bitch Ray," is primarily a scientist, but also a rapper, performance artist, journalist, fashion designer, as well as an educational consultant and book author.

She received her PhD in linguistics in 2012 on the meaning system of the Muslim headscarf in Germany. Her dissertation is the first comprehensive study on this topic. In her work she deals with intersectional (queer) feminist issues such as Islamic feminism, hip-hop and feminism in Germany and also relates them to her own biography.

She is currently completing her habilitation on the topic of right-wing populism, the New Right, Islam, and gender.
Her current book Lady Bitch Ray on Madonna (Kiepenheuer&Witsch) has just been published.