Anıl Gürbüztürk

Anıl Gürbüztürk graduated from Darüşşafaka High School in 2010. Later, he received his B.A. from Bilgi University in Political Science (2015), and M.A. from Boğaziçi University in Social Policy (2017). His master thesis is focused on social housing policy and the welfare regime in Turkey. He is currently a doctorate student at Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University. Moreover, since 2014 he has been working as a researcher in various projects of KONDA Research and Consultancy. His areas of interest can be listed as social housing policies, urban studies, state and society, informal neighbourhoods, urban inequalities and urban rights.


Cemre Canbazer

Cemre Canbazer graduated from the departments of Political Science & International Relations and Sociology at Boğaziçi University in 2016. She had the chance to study as an Anthropology affiliate at University College London within the scope of Erasmus Programme in 2014. She is still a graduate student of the M.A. programme in Social Policy at Boğaziçi University. She served as an intern at Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, Istanbul in 2015. After she graduated from her B.A. programme, she worked as a social worker in an NGO that operated in humanitarian aid in Istanbul. Her areas of interest include labour studies, active labour markets, working life, labour law practices, social inequalities, and poverty.


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.


Verda Uyar

Verda Uyar completed her BA degree in Sociology and Media and Communications double major program from Istanbul Bilgi University as of 2018. She attended Political Science and International Relations Courses at Sciences Po Paris, where she was an Erasmus exchange student for 6 months during 2015-2016 academic year. Before and during her bachelor degree, she participated to several journalism programs including one at European Forum. She is currently working as an editor at a political fact-checking website, Doğruluk Payı and pursuing her MA degree in Social Policy at Boğaziçi University. Her research interests include political communication, social inequality and minority rights. 


Affiliated Researcher
Assist. Prof.Osman Savaşkan

Osman Savaşkan is an assistant prof. at the department of Local Governmet at Marmara 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