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Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences (Kuwi)

Academic Staff Member

(2022 forthcoming) “Rakı Table Conversations of New Migration from Turkey: Emotion, Intimacy and Politics,” in Material Culture and Forced Migration: Materializing the Transient. Eds. F. Yi-Neumann , A. Lauser, A. Fuhse and P. J. Bräunlein. London: UCL Press.

(2019) “Affective Digital Media of New Migration from Turkey: Feelings, Affinities, and Politics,” International Journal of Communication 13, pp. 5405-26.

(2019) “Migrant Journeys of Loss, Uncertainty, and Hope,” Paragrana: International Journal of Historical Anthropology 28(2) pp. 95-100.

(2019) “Geschmacksdiaspora: Ästhetische und materielle Praktiken der Zugehörigkeit” (K. Wissel, Trans.), in Das neue Zuhause: Haushalt und Alltag nach der Migration. Eds. H. P. Hahn and F. Neumann. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2019, pp. 205-241.

(2017)“Facebook Communities About Nostalgic Photos of Turkey: Creative Practices of Remembering and Representing the Past,” Digital Creativity 28(1), , pp. 48-57.

(2017) “Yaşam Tarzı Medyası Olarak Facebook: Kültürel Kamusal Alanda ‘İyi Yaşam’ Pratikleri” (Facebook as Lifestyle Media: Practices of ‘Good Life’ in Cultural Public Sphere), in Yeni Medya Calışmaları (New Media Studies). Eds. İ. Sayımer, P. Ö. Emre, and T. Çamu. Istanbul: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği, pp. 166-173.

(2014) “Taste Diaspora: The Aesthetic and Material Practice of Belonging,” Journal of Material Culture 19(2), pp. 185-208.

(2013) “The Muslim “Crying Boy” in Turkey: Aestheticization and Politicization of Suffering in Islamic Imagination,” in Rhetoric of the Image: Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East. Eds. C. Gruber and S. Haugbolle. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 103-126. 

(2012) “Exploring the Material Practices of Making Value: Anadol as Vehicle of Transport and Meaning,” in Deciphering the Object. Eds. T. Balcıoğlu and G. Baydar. İzmir: Meta Press, pp. 20-35. (With A.E. Kurtgözü)

(2010) “The Collective Turkish home in Vienna: Aesthetic Narratives of Migration and Belonging,” Home cultures 7(3), pp. 313-340.

(2008) “Emotions for the Necessary,” METU Journal of Faculty of Architecture, 25(1), pp. 163-175.

(2004) “A Perspective on the Person-Product Relationship: Attachment and Detachment,” In Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things. Eds. D. McDonagh, P. Hekkert, J. V. Erp and D. Gyi. London: Taylor&Francis, pp. 317-321.

Since 01/2022
Academic Staff Member, Chair for Comparative Cultural and Social Anthropology, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

04/2021 – 12/2021
Academic Staff Member, Bard College Berlin

10/2018 – 04/2021
Academic Staff Member, Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM), Humboldt-University Berlin

12/2017 – 09/2018
Research Fellow, ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften, Potsdam

04/2017 – 11/2017
Academic Staff Member, Zukunftskolleg & Fachbereich Literatur-, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften, University Konstanz

10/2008 – 10/2018
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Design, Bilkent University, Ankara

Academic grades

10/2008   Dr. Phil., Cultural Studies and Material Culture, University of Applied Arts Vienna
                  Dissertation: “Taste Diaspora: The Aesthetic and Material Practice of Belonging”

06/2002   Master of Science (MSc), Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

06/1999   Bachelor of Science (BSc), Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

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