Bogazici University Social Policy Forum and Research Worldwide Istanbul, with the support of Lund University Raoul Wallenberg Institute, announced this year’s winners of Disability Studies Master’s/Ph.D. Thesis Awards. This year, three master’s theses in Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Social Policy, and Social Work received the award.
The award ceremony was held on Human Rights Day. Anıl Gencelli with his thesis ‘An Analysis of Rehabilitation Policies in Turkey from the Perspective of Disability Rights Activists’, Ekin Dolu with her thesis ‘Care Policies and Practices for People with Disabilities in the European Union Countries and Turkey’, and Osman Yılmaz with his thesis ‘Disability Microaggressions toward Students in Inclusive Settings: The Perspective of School Counselors’ shared this year’s award.
Boğaziçi University Social Policy Forum in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Disability Studies Graduate Thesis Awards were granted.
The thesis award ceremony was organized on the Human Rights Day 10th December. Ph.D. level thesis award was granted to Beyza Ünal, who obtained her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle East Technical University, with her thesis entitled ‘The Development of Disability Pride Through Challenging Internalized Idealist and Ableist Norms in Turkish Society: A Grounded Theory Study’. Balam Kenter, who took her master’s degree in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University, was granted the master’s level thesis award with her thesis entitled ‘Understanding Oppression and Exploitation Through Disability: Intersectionality, Surplus Populations, And Radical Needs’.