Anıl Gençelli

Anıl Gencelli graduated from Ege University Faculty Of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations in 2016. In spring semester of 2014-2015, he participated in Erasmus+ Exchange Programme in Warsaw, National Defence University. After a short time of working in private sector, he started studying in Bogazici Univesity Social Policy Department and he is still a master student in this department. His research interests are health policies, disability, accesibility of people with disabilities to rehabilitation services and rights of the people with disabilities. 


Batuğhan Yüzüak

Batuğhan YÜZÜAK, who graduated from Boğaziçi University Political Science and International Relations in 2017, has started his master’s degree in Social Policy in the same university. He completed his junior year in METU. His focus of interests includes sexual health policies, effects of these policies on disadvantaged groups and labor movements with special focus on precarity. As a researcher in Social Policy Forum, currently, he is participating in researches on Turkey’s social dialogue mechanisms. 


Duygun Ruben

Duygun Ruben has received his bachelor degree from Marmara University Political Science and International Relations (English) department in 2015. Currently he is a master student in Boğaziçi University Atatürk Institute of Modern Turkish History. He has worked as a part time student-assistant in Marmara University International Relations Research Center between 2013 and 2014 and as an intern in International Relations Council (UİK) between 2014 and 2015. His main research interests are political economy, social policy and urban studies.


Oğuzhan Hışıl

Oğuzhan Hışıl received his B.A degree in 2016 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. His B.A. thesis is concentrated on the economic and administrative effects of increasing consumption of antidepressants. His research interests are health, specifically mental health, policies, inequality, globalisation and neo-liberalism. He is currently working as a research assistant in Social Policy Forum in the field of humanitarianism and social policies.


Püren Aktaş

Püren Aktaş received her BA in International Relations from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2017. She is currently a master student at Boğaziçi University Social Policy Department. She worked as Project Assistant at Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research in 2017 for the research titled “Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey”. Her research interests are social policy, health policy and gender studies.


Simla Serim

Simla Serim received her BA from Middle East Technical University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of  Sociology  and the Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning. She studied in Duisburg Essen University during the fall semester of 2014-2015 as an Erasmus Exchange student. She participated in the projects of International Labour Organization, and she did internship in an agency engaged in social projects and Türkiye İşveren Sendikaları Konfederasyonu. Now, she is a Master student in Boğaziçi University Social Policy department and her research interests are inequalities and social exclusion, gender studies and policies with regard to disadvantaged groups.


Affiliated Researcher
Assist. Prof.Osman Savaşkan

Osman Savaşkan is an assistant prof. at the department of Local Governmet at AMrmara University. f He received BA (2005) from Political Science and International relations at Marmara University, , and MA (2007) at the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University. He earned the PhD (2015) in Modern Turkish History from Boğaziçi University, the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History with his dissertation titled "State Rescaling and the Dynamics of Government-Business Relations in two Turkish Cities.” During his PhD studies, he spent a year as a visiting scholar at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His areas of interest include political economy, state rescaling and process of decentralization reforms, urbanization in developing countries. He has articles published in  New Perspectives on Turkey and Toplum ve Bilim. He is the co-author of the book entitled New Capitalism in Turkey: The relaitonship between Politics, Religion and Business (Edward Elgar, 2014).


Affiliated Researchers'
Elifcan Çelebi Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)  2018-2019
Ayşe Alnıaçık University of Pittsburgh  2017-2018
Yasemin Taşkın Alp UC San Diego 2017-2018
A. Elizabeth DeLuca University of California  2016-2017