People


​​​Executive Board

Dr. Yunus Uğur (Manager)
Urban History, Ottoman Cities, Historical Geography

Dr. Eda Ünlü Yücesoy (Vice Manager)
Urban Planning, Social Geography and Economics

Prof. Cem Behar
Historical Demography

Dr. Alim Arlı
Urban Sociology

Mehmet Genç
Ottoman Social and Economic History


​​​Advisory Board

Dr. Ahmet Bulut
Smart Cities

Dr. Aynur Can
Local Governments

Dr. Fatih Altuğ
Urban Literature

Prof. Dr. Ferhat Kentel
Urban Anthropology

Dr. Halil İbrahim Düzenli
Architecture         

Dr. Nail Yılmaz
Urban Sociology

Dr. Nicole Kançal
Art and Architecture History

Dr. Onur Güzey
Big Data Analysis

Prof. Dr. Peyami Çelikcan
Cinema and Communication

Dr. Petar Todorov
Urban Administration

Dr. Reyyan Bilge
Cognitve / Mental Mapping

Salih Pulcu
Art and Architecture​

​​​Visitor Researchers

Kamile Batur (2018-2019) 
With the support of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna University of Technology College of Architecture, she will be a visiting researcher at the Istanbul Şehir University Center for Urban Studies. Batur, who will be in our center for a year in 2018-2019, will conduct research on: “Istanbul Between Fear and Hope: Governing by Emergency" and will give lectures and seminars at our university.

Prof. Andrii Artemenko (2018)
Anglia Ruskin University College of Science and Technology, Future Cities: Heritage Cities, Translocal Interactions and Green Infrastructure 

Dr. Lakshmi Priya Rajendran (2018) 
National University of Pharmacy Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Istanbul Urban Area Identity Typology: Case Study 

Hitomi ITO (2017-2019) 
Hitomi ITO is a PhD student at Osaka City University Literature and Humanities Graduate Program in Japan. Hitomi ITO will be a visiting researcher at Istanbul Şehir University Center for Urban Studies between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019. During this time, Hitomi ITO will conduct research on “Policy Changes in Istanbul's Iaşe System (provisionalism) and Its Effects on Merchants in the 18th Century. 

Fiona Gedeon Achi (2015-2018)
She continues her research in the Anthropology Department at McGill University (Canada), has been accepted as a Visiting Researcher at İstanbul Şehir University in Center for Urban Studies. Mrs. Achi will study her research project, entitled “Randomized Humanity: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Poverty Alleviation" 

Prof. Aykut Toros (2016-2017)
Migration Dynamics and Refugees in Turkey and Istanbul 

Nuray Ocaklı (2016-2017)
From the 15th century to the beginning of the 16th century, the Voynuks of Bulgaria: Determination of Change in Their Status and Mapping of Their Task Zones and Settlements 

Dženıta Karıć (2015-2016)
PhD Student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Centers and Environment in the Literature of Bosnia Hadj in the Ottoman Period 

Janetta Deppa (2015-2016)
Fulbright Scholarship Holder, Urban Transformation Policies in Istanbul

Başak Kilerci (2015-2016)
PhD student in Oriental Institute, Oxford University, The Visibility of Iranians in Late Ottoman Istanbul

Linus Vanhellemont (2015)
PhD student in Milano-Bicocca University, Development of Spatial Policies in Istanbul

R. Gökçe Sanul (2015)
PhD student in Vrije Üniversity (Brussel), Municipalities' Cultural Policies in Turkey in the Case of İstanbul

Dr. Petar Todorov (2014-2015)
Dr. Todoroc works in the Saints Cyril and Methodius University (Republic of Macedonia) and continues to make a research on the “Urban Administration in the period of Late Ottoman: Politics and Administration in Skopje Municipality (1869-1908)" in the scope of TUBITAK, 2221 Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave

Thomas Ledford (2014)
Fulbright scholarship holder, Migration Paths in Istanbul from 1950s to Today

Gül İnce Bego (2014)
PhD student in Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano University, Migration from İstanbul to Italy ​


​​​Research Assistants

Özge Tekçe (2018)
MA student in the department of  Urban Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Büşranur Bekman (2018)
MA student in the department of Urban Studies, İstanbul Şehir University

Elif Ceyhan (2018)
MA student in the department of Urban Studies, İstanbul Şehir University

Meryem Zişan Köker (2018)
MA student in the department of Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Fatma Aladağ (2018)
MA student in the department of History, İstanbul Şehir University

Şehnaz Arguç Değirmenci (2015-2018)
Student in Local Administrations Urban and Environmental Studies, İstanbul Üniversity

Zeynep Elif Öztaner Arık (2015-2018)
MA student in the department of Architecture, Yıldız Technical University

Beyza Topuz (2015-2017)
MA student in the department of History, İstanbul Şehir University

Zeynep Eroğlu Uslu (2015-2017)
MA student in the department of Surveying Engineering, Yıldız Technical University

Başak Atan (2015-2017)
City Planning (Urban and Regional Planning),  Mimar Sinan Üniversity

Çağlar Karahan (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of Restoration (Architecture), Fatih Sultan Mehmet Üniversity

Burak Yılmaz (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of Sociology, Middle Eastern Technical University

Ahmet Baş (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of City Planning, İstanbul Technical University

Ahmet Tekin (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of History, İstanbul Şehir University

Ayşe Kavak (2015-2016)
PhD student in the department of History, Marmara University

Burak Yılmaz (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Emine Öztaner (2015-2019)
PhD student in the department of History, İstanbul Şehir University

Murat Tülek (2015-2016)
PhD student in the department of City Planning,, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Yusuf Yüksek (2015-2016)
MA student in the department of History, Boğaziçi University​


Interns

Zehra Aydın (2018)
Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Elif Can (2018)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Müberra Kapusuz (2018)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Zülal Üçışık (2018)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Ali Erbaş (2018)
History, İstanbul University

Özge Eda Köse (2018)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Kübra Sultan Gülşen (2018)
Sociology, Marmara University

Büşranur Bekman (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Rabia Kölük (2016) 
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Halime Karayel (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Neyyire Reyhan Erdogan (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Muhammed Mazı (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Hande Tuzlakoğlu (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Hiba Khan (2016) 
Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Yasemin Aymak (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Fatma Aladağ (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Tuğba Eralp (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Humza Azam Gondal (2016) 
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Meryem Sümeyye Karaca (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Asiye Merve Oğur (2016)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Elif Ceyhan (2016)
Sociology, İstanbul University

Sümeyra Soykan (2016)
Sociology and International Relations, Maastricht

Abdelrahman Mahmoud (2015)
Tarih Bölümü, İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi

Ayşe Melike Demirbağ (2015)
History, İstanbul Şehir University

Ebra Usta (2015)
Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Merve Aras (2015)
Anthropology, Mardin Artuklu University

Meryem Elif Argun (2015)
Sociology, İstanbul Şehir University

Nur Sevencan (2015)
Economics, Wellesley College

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