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Aybike Alkan

Aybike Alkan

*EN | TR Aybike Alkan is a PhD student and research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Koç University. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University and earned her MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Koç University. During her master’s studies, she studied the future energy planning of Turkey considering financial and environmental parameters. Her current work sits at the intersection of state formation, water infrastructures, and expertise.   E-mail: aybikestsistanbul@gmail.com Aybike Alkan, Koç Üniversitesi Sosyoloji bölümünde doktora öğrencisidir ve aynı bölümde araştırma asistanlığı yapmaktadır. Lisansını Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Kimya Mühendisliği bölümünde tamamlamış, yüksek lisans derecesini Koç Üniversit...
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Burcu Mutlu

Burcu Mutlu

*EN | TR Burcu Mutlu recently received her Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was also a research associate in the program in Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) at Harvard Divinity School. She earned her BA in International Relations and Political Science from Marmara University and her MA in Sociology from Bogazici University. Her research interests include assisted reproductive technologies (namely IVF, gamete donation, sex selection & PGD), transnational reproduction, technologies of care, feminist STS, and digital STS. She regularly contributes writings on reproduction, science & technology, and gender to 5harfliler.com (a Turkish-language feminist blog). She also wrot...
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Duygu Kaşdoğan

Duygu Kaşdoğan

*EN | TR Duygu Kasdogan is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at İzmir Katip Çelebi University in Turkey. She was a research fellow in the Sociology Department at Koç University, Istanbul under the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme fellowship programme. Duygu is an ethnographer of science, and her research interests include sustainability studies, energy infrastructures, urban political ecology, feminist technoscience, and transnational STS. Duygu received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies Program from York University (Toronto), MA from the Comparative Studies in History and Society Program at Koc University (Istanbul), and BA from the Political Scien...
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Ebru Yetişkin

Ebru Yetişkin

*EN | TR Ebru Yetişkin is an Istanbul based independent curator and media theorist. She works on the interaction of science, technology and art and teaches at Istanbul Technical University. In 2015, the Turkish Higher Education Council awarded her an Associate Professorship in sociology. She has curated media art related exhibitions entitled Cacophony (2013), Code Unknown (2014), Waves (2015) and Contagious Bodies (2015) in Istanbul. In 2015, she directed and curated the Plugin New Media Section of Contemporary Istanbul. For the last two years, she has been curating a seminar series on digital culture and art called “Contagious Bodies: Network Politics in Data Driven Worlds” at the Akbank Art Center and “Today’s Art: Yet Another” at the Borusan Contemporary Museum. In 2016, collaborati...
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Hacer Ansal

Hacer Ansal

*EN | TR After graduating from the Civil Engineering Department of Bosphorus University, Ansal received her master’s degree in Soil Mechanics of Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and worked as a civil engineer for five years in the USA. She received her PhD in “Science, Technology and Industrialization” Program at “Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)” of Sussex University. After working at Technology Programme in UNCTAD, Geneva, she joined the Management Faculty of Istanbul Technical University untill 2005 when she transferred to Işık University to establish the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Her academic works involve Management of Technology and Innovation, Flexible Production Organization Systems, Fordist and Post Fordist Production, Effects of New Tech...
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Maral Erol

Maral Erol

*EN | TR Maral Erol is an Associate Professor in the Isik University Humanities and Social Sciences Department. She has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BA and MA in Political Science and International Relations. After receiving her PhD, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. Her research interests are men & masculinities and gender, science & technology relations with a focus on biomedical technologies and medicalization. She has published on topics such as the medicalization of menopause in Turkey, perceptions of osteoporosis and risk in menopause, discourses of normal and abnormal menstruation, andropause and male aging, and functional foods and medicalization. Maral Erol, Işık Üniversites...
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Mehmet Ekinci

Mehmet Ekinci

*EN | TR Mehmet Ekinci is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies Department. His dissertation research focuses on the political economies of knowledge making in North American life sciences research labs and aims to understand the laboratory as a space of work, value production and material resource consumption in terms of cultural sociology. Since Fall 2013, he designed and taught three different First-year Writing Seminars with distinct Science, Technology and Society themes. In addition, he worked as a Teaching Assistant in social studies of biomedicine, medical ethics, environmental ethics and computing culture courses at Cornell campus. He received his Molecular Biology and Genetics (B.Sc.) undergraduate degree from Bogazici University and he studi...
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Murat Ergin

Murat Ergin

*EN | TR Murat Ergin is associate professor of Sociology at Koç University, Istanbul. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2005. His research areas are culture, nationalism, race, ethnicity, crime and deviance, cultural consumption, and death. His research interests revolve broadly around the formation of cultural boundaries and identities. Murat Ergin, Koç Üniversitesi Sosyoloji Bölümünde doçent olarak çalışmaktadır. Doktorasını Minnesota Üniversitesinden 2005 yılında almıştır. Kültür, milliyetçilik, ırk-etnisite, suç ve sapma, kültürel tüketim ve ölüm üzerinde çalışmaktadır. Araştırma alanlarını birleştiren ana eksen kültürel sınırlar ve kimliklerin oluşumudur.
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Onur Arslan

Onur Arslan

*EN | TR Onur Arslan is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Davis. He holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Social Thought from Istanbul Bilgi University, and BA in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul University. He is mainly interested in political anthropology, Actor-Network theory, and poststructuralism. He is currently working on how the expected Istanbul earthquake has changed the earth sciences and created new expertise fields.   Onur Arslan, University of California, Davis’te, Antropoloji bölümünde doktora öğrencisi ve araştırma görevlisi olarak çalışmaktadır. Lisans eğitimini İstanbul Üniversitesi, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler bölümünde tamamlamış, İstanbul Bilgi ...
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Özgür Narin

Özgür Narin

*EN | TR Özgür Narin is Associate Professor of Economics at Ordu University.  He graduated from the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University. He completed his Ph.D. in Development Economics Department of Marmara University. He studied on the capitalist production of Science and Technology, particularly innovation and the changing scientific labour process. As a visiting scholar at New York University, he studied on changing labour processes under crisis and technological development. Some of his past works address the transformation of the higher education system, the transformation of mental labour, and the history of workers’ management in Turkey. You can see some of his articles (mostly in Turkish) here: https://nyu.acade...
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