2017-MAP-009
Name-Surname Dr. Yeliz Kahya
Career PhD: City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University
Current Position Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Erciyes University
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-008
Name-Surname Murat Tülek
Career MA: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
PhD: Urban and Regional Planning, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities -
2017-MAP-007
Name-Surname Dr. Meriç Kırmızı
Career MA: Sociology, Middle East Technical University
PhD: Human Sciences, Osaka University
Current Position Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-006
Name-Surname Gökçen Erkılıç
Career BA: Middle East Technical University
MA: Bilgi University
PhD: İstanbul Technical University
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-005
Name-Surname Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu
Career PhD: Harvard University
Current Position Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical)
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities -
2017-MAP-004
Name-Surname Can Zeren
Career BA: Business Administration, Izmir University of Economics
MA: Media and Communication Systems, İstanbul Bilgi University
PhD: Communication Sciences, İstanbul Bilgi University
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-003
Name-Surname Ayşe Nur Akdal
Career BA: Urban and Regional Planning, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
MA: Boğaziçi University
PhD: Boğaziçi University
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-002
Name-Surname Alize Arican
Career BA: Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University
MA: Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD: Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Program September 1, 2017 – June 31, 2018
Activities ISC's Graduate Fellows Symposium
2017-MAP-001
Name-Surname Dr. Stefano Taglia
Career BA: International Affairs, John Cabot University
MA: Middle East Area Study, SOAS
PhD: SOAS
Current Position Research Fellow
Coordinator Dr. Cihan Dizdaroğlu
Start and End Date of the Program 1 July-August 2017
Activities -
2016-MAP-009
Name-Surname Dr. John W. Bowlus
Career BA: Classics and History, Brown University
MA: International Relations, University of Chicago
PhD: History, Georgetown University
Current Position Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Volkan Ş. Ediger
Start and End Date of the Program 1 December 2016-2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-008
Name-Surname Asst. Prof. Seda Kula Say
Career BSc: Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University
MSc and PhD: Architecture, İstanbul Technical University
Current Position Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-007
Name-Surname Murat Tülek
Career BSc and MSc: Urban and Regional Planning, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
PhD: Urban and Regional Planning, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (present)
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-006
Name-Surname Firuzan Melike Sümertaş
Career BArch: Architecture, Middle East Technical University
MA: Architectural History, Middle East Technical University
PhD: History, Boğaziçi University (present)
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-005
Name-Surname Lisanne Riedel
Career BA: Sociology, Bielefeld University
MA: Societies, Globalization, and Development, Bonn University
PhD: Urbanization, Bonn University
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-004
Name-Surname Bürge Elvan Erginli
Career BSc: Urban and Regional Planning, İstanbul Technical University
MSc: Regional Planning, İstanbul Technical University
PhD: Urban and Regional Planning, İstanbul Technical University (present)
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-003
Name-Surname Berkay Küçükbaşlar
Career BA and MA: Economics, Yıldız Technical University
PhD: Boğaziçi University (present)
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2016-31 January 2017
Activities -
MAP-2016-002
Name-Surname Namalie Jayasinghe
Career BA: Economics, New York University 
MSc: Environment and Development, LSE
PhD: International Relations, American University
Current Position Junior Researcher, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Mary Lou O’Neil
Start and End Date of the Programme September 2015 – September 2016
Activities -
MAP-2016-001
Name-Surname Maaike Goedkoop
Career BA: Architecture and Urban Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology 
MSc: Architecture, Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology
Current Position Researcher, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Yonca Erkan
Start and End Date of the Programme March 2016 – August 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-020
Name-Surname Aslı Duru
Career BA: Political Science, Middle East Technical University 
MA: Cultural Studies,Istanbul Bilgi University; History, Bogazici
University
PhD: Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-019
Name-Surname Aylin Yıldırım
Career BA: Architecture, University of Applied Sciences 
MSc: Architecture and Urban Planning, Istanbul Technical University
PhD: Urban Studies, Harvard University; Anthropology and Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University (present)
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-018
Name-Surname Derya Dilara Akgüner
Career BA: International Relations and Politics, Deakin University
MA: European Union and Turkey, University of Sydney
PhD: International & Domestic Political Changes – Istanbulites’ Perceptions in
The Comtemporary Urban Public Sphere, Monash University
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-017
Name-Surname Marsha McGraw Olive
Career BA: History and Russian Language, Duke University
MA: International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
PhD: International Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-016
Name-Surname Özlem Altınkaya Genel
Career BA: Architecture, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
MA: Architectural Design, Istanbul Bilgi University
PhD: Urbanization in and Around the Marmara Region, Harvard University
Graduate School of Design (present)
Current Position Doctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-015
Name-Surname Özlem Ünsal Kavlak
Career BA: Media and Communication Systems, Istanbul Bilgi University
MA: Media and Communication Studies, Goldsmiths College
PhD: Sociology, City University of London
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-014
Name-Surname Ayşe Seda Yüksel
Career BA: Political Science and Public Administration, Marmara University
MA: Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University
PhD: Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University
Current Position Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Kadir Has University
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-013
Name-Surname Valentina Marcella
Career BA: Middle Eastern Studies, L’Orientale University of Naples
MA: Turkish Studies, University of London; MRes, History and
Civilization, European University Institute of Florence
PhD: European University Institute of Florence (present)
Current Position Doctoral Fellow, European University Institute
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-012
Name-Surname Zachary Jones
Career BA: Architecture, Penn State University
PhD: Urban Planning, Design and Planning, Politecnico di Milano (present)
Current Position Doctoral Fellow, Politecnico di Milano
Coordinator Prof. Murat Güvenç
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2015-31 January 2016
Activities -
MAP-2015-011
Name-Surname Agnes Reeves Taylor
Career BA: Economics, University of Liberia
MA: International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London; LLM in International Law, University of London; MSc in Financial Management, Middlesex University
PhD: Business Administration, Hull University
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 18 May 2015-5 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-010
Name-Surname Balwant Singh Samra
Career PhD: Coventry University (present)
MA: Management Studies, Coventry University
BA: Business Studies, Polytechnic of Southbank
Current Position Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 18 May 2015-5 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-009
Name-Surname Chandra Bhussun (Sunny) Ramsurrun
Career BA: Business Administration (Accounting), Newport University 
MBA: Management Centre, Faculty of Social Science, University of Leicester 
PhD: Quality Management (Business), Centre for Management of Quality Research RMIT University [Business Faculty RMIT Melbourne Australia]
Current Position Teaching Fellow, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 18 May 2015-5 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-008
Name-Surname Anvita Kumar
Career BA: Botany, SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University 
MBA: Marketing, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds; M.Sc. in Anthropology, Delhi University, Miranda House
PhD: Marketing, CASS Business School, City University
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 9 March 2015-27 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-007
Name-Surname Paul Robert Rouse
Career BA: Management and Information Technology, Open University
MEd: Training and Evaluation, University of Hull
Others:1994 Certificate in Further and Adult Education City and Guilds
2000 Diploma in Business Excellence (EFQM) Newcastle College
2004 Certificate in Life Coaching Newcastle College
2005 Diploma in Life Coaching Newcastle College
Current Position Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 9 March 2015-17 April 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-006
Name-Surname Riccardo Benzo
Career BA: University of Genoa, Politics with Economics 
MBA: Cass Business School, (Marketing)
Present: Coventry University, PgCert Higher Education Professional Practice
Current Position Associate Teaching Fellow, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 9 March 2015-17 April 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-005
Name-Surname Ronald Mountain
Career BA: Geography, University of Toronto
MES: Policy, Planning, and Public Participation, York University; MSc in Government (Public Administration and Public Policy), London School of Economics and Political Science
Current Position Associate Teaching Fellow, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 9 March 2015-27 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-004
Name-Surname Ali Ehsan
Career BA: Mechanical Engineering 
MBA: International Business, Coventry University; Major Program Management MSc, Said Business School, Oxford University
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 16 February 2015-6 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-003
Name-Surname Augustine Ifelebuegu
Career BA: Industrial Chemistry, University of Benin 
MSc: Chemical Metallurgy, University of Port Harcourt; Environmental Engineering, University of Port Harcourt; Water and Wastewater Engineering, Cranfield University
PhD: Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology, Coventry University
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 16 February 2015-6 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-002
Name-Surname Babatunde Anifowose
Career BA: University of Lagos, Geography
MSc: University of Lagos, Geography (Transport/Remote Sensing)
PhD: University of Birmingham, Geography and Environmental Science
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 16 February 2015-6 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2015-001
Name-Surname Stephen Castle
Career BA: Biology, University of Salford
PhD: University of Sheffield, Drug Absorption & Metabolism
Current Position Lecturer, Coventry University
Coordinator Prof. Doğan Tırtıroğlu
Start and End Date of the Programme 16 February 2015-6 March 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-011
Name-Surname Yağmur Nurhat
Career BA: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Sosyoloji
MA: Brown University, Anthropology 
PhD: Brown University, Anthropology
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-010
Name-Surname Juliane Zellner
Career MSc: University College London, Urban Studies
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-009
Name-Surname Laçin Tutalar
Career BA: Koç University, Sociology
MSc : METU, Sociology
PhD: University of Kentucky, Geography
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-008
Name-Surname Christian Ritter
Career MA: Albert Ludwig University, European Ethnology 
PhD: University of Ulster, School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-007
Name-Surname Josh Carney
Career BA: Whitman College, Biology
MA: Indiana University, Central Eurasian Studies
PhD: Indiana University, Communication and Culture
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-006
Name-Surname Yasemin Solmaz
Career BA: Yıldız Teknik University
MA: Yıldız Teknik University
PhD: Yıldız Teknik University
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2014-30 June 2015
Activities -
MAP-2014-005
Name-Surname Billur Dokur
Career BA: Yeditepe University, Radio-TV Cinema Studies
MA: Bilgi University, Film and TV
PhD: The Open University, Cultural Geography
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Gender and Women’s Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Mary Lou O’Neil
Start and End Date of the Programme February 2014-February 2016
Activities February 2014: Paper presentation in the 10th International Conference of Crossroads.
MAP-2014-004
Name-Surname David M. Kotz
Career BA: Harvard College, Physics
MA: Yale University, Economics
PhD: University of California, Economics
Current Position Lecturer, Massachusetts Üniversitesi Amherst
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Özgür Orhangazi
Start and End Date of the Programme 25 March 2014-13 April 2014
Activities 26 March 2014: “Can China’s Rise Continue?”
31 March 2014: “The Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and Economic Crises”
7 April 2014: “Understanding Post-1980 Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Globalization, Financialization”
MAP-2014-003
Name-Surname Karen Pfeifer
Career PhD: American University, Economics
Current Position Professor Emeritus, Smith College
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Özgür Orhangazi
Start and End Date of the Programme 23 March 2014-13 April 2014
Activities 1 April 2014: “Oil on the Water: Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East in the 21st Century”
2 April 2014: “Egypt and Tunisia: Neoliberalism and the Economic Roots of the Uprisings of 2011”
7 April 2014: “Oil on the Water: Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East in the 21st Century”
MAP-2014-002
Name-Surname Ian van der Waag
Career BA: University of Port Elizabeth
MA: University of Pretoria
PhD: University of Cape Town
Current Position Assocciate Professor, Stellenbosch University
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe
Start and End Date of the Programme 2 March 2014-29 March 2014
Activities -
MAP-2014-001
Name-Surname Andries Marius Fokkens
Career BA: Military Science, Stellenbosch University
MA: Military History, Stellenbosch University
Current Position Stellenbosch University PhD Programme
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe
Start and End Date of the Programme 2 March 2014-29 March 2014
Activities -
MAP-2013-007
Name-Surname Bernard Jansen van Nieuwenhuyzen
Career PhD: Stellenbosch University , Public and Development Management
Current Position Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe
Start and End Date of the Programme 4 December 2013-6 January 2014
Activities -
MAP-2013-006
Name-Surname Kula Ishmael Theletsane
Career BA: Military Science- Stellenbosch University
MMil: Stellenbosch University, Organisation and Resource Management
Current Position Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
University of Pretoria Public Relations PhD Programme
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe
Start and End Date of the Programme 6 November 2013-4 December 2013
Activities -
MAP-2013-005
Name-Surname Changsup Shim
Career MA: Seoul National University, Urban and Regional Planning 
PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Tourism Management
Current Position Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
University of Pretoria Public Relations PhD Programme
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2013-31 January 2014
Activities 12 December 2013,  “Place, Placelessness, and the Urban Tourist: Shopping Malls in Seoul” 
“Tourists, Signs and the City: the Semiotics of Culture in an Urban Landscape” was published in the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.
MAP-2013-004
Name-Surname Michelle Nel
Career BA: University of Pretoria
MA: University of South Africa
Current Position Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe
Start and End Date of the Programme 11 November 2013-13 December 2013
Activities -
MAP-2013-003
Name-Surname Nurçin İleri
Career BA: Boğaziçi University, Western Languages and Literatures
MA: Boğaziçi University, Atatürk Institute
Current Position Binghamton University, History Department, PhD Candidate
Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2013-30 June 2014
Activities 20 February 2014: "Delight or Disenchantment: History of Illumination with City Gas in the Late Ottoman İstanbul"
MAP-2013-002
Name-Surname Evinç Doğan
Career BA: Boğaziçi University, Tourism Management
MA: İstanbul Technical University, Architecture
PhD: IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage PhD Programme
Current Position Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2013-30 June 2014
Activities 17 April 2014: The Impact of a Mega-Event on The City Image: Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010”
MAP-2013-001
Name-Surname Kalliopi Amygdalou
Career BA: National Technical University of Athens, Architecture, 2009
MSc: London School of Economics, Sociology, 2010
Current Position University College London- Bartlett School of Architecture, PhD Candidate
Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Studies Center
Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal
Start and End Date of the Programme 1 September 2013-30 June 2014
Activities 08 May 2014: “A Tale of Two Cities; The Politics of Heritage and Modernization in Early 20th Century İzmir and Thessaloniki”
MAP-2012-001
Name-Surname Çağrı Yıldırım
Career BA: IEU International Relations and EU Department, 2010
MA: Sabancı University European Studies Programme, 2012
Current Position Missouri University Political Science PhD Programme
Coordinator Prof. Volkan Ş. Ediger
Start and End Date of the Programme 25 September 2012-25 September 2013
Activities Yıldırım Ç., Baysan, A., Ediger, V.Ş., 2013, “Europeanization under Membership Uncertainty: The Cases of Environmental and Energy Policy in Turkey”, International Relations, 10(39): 131-152.