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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.   Istanbulab Footprints… She contributed to the special issue that IstanbuLab members prepared for the peer-reviewed journal Toplum ve Bilim with the article “Bilim ve Teknoloji Çalışmaları'nda altyapılar: GAP'ın kara kutusu” She co-curated the exhibit “Innovating STS in Turkey: Boun...
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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 Yetiskin, who specializes in digital culture, graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio-TV-Cinema in 1999. She holds a master's degree in Science, Technology and Society from Istanbul Technical University and Louis Pasteur University, where she joined the Group of Studies and Research on Science Science with a scholarship from Garanti Bank. She has written a dissertation on how scientific knowledge is used in networking and policy making in network wars, focusing on the understanding of science and technology in public. After returning from France to Turkey, she started to work as a researcher at Istanbul Technical University, and she also started her PhD in Sociology in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. In 2005, she worked with Ant...
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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 until 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 Technologi...
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Maral Erol

Maral Erol

*EN | TR Maral Erol, is an Associate Professor at Işık Unıversity Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at Boğaziçi University Political Science and International Relations Department, she got her MA degree in the same field, from the Yıldız Technical University. She then did her PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, followed by a five year postdoc position at Duke University. Her research interests include masculinity; gender, science and technology relations; biomedical technologies; and medicalizaton. She has published on the issues of medicalization of menopause in Turkey, postmenopausal osteoporosis and risk perceptions, discourses around normal and abnormal menstrual bleeding, andropause and agi...
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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. He contributed to the special issue of the journal of Toplum ve Bilim on science and technology studies with the article “Eugenics As a ‘Modern’ Technology and Genetic Sciences in the Twenty-First Century.” Murat Ergin, Koç Üniversitesi Sosyoloji Bölümünde doçent olarak çalışmaktadır. Doktorasını Minnesota Üniversitesinden 2005 yılında almıştır. Kültür, milliyetçilik, ırk-etnisite, suç ve sapma, kü...
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Onur Arslan

Onur Arslan

*EN | TR Onur Arslan is a PhD candidate at UC Davis, in the anthropology department. He graduated from Istanbul University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations in 2012. He received his MA degree in Philosophy and Social Thought program at Istanbul Bilgi University. He is interested in exploring the ways in which technoscientific practices and arrangements shape power relations. He currently writes on counter-terrorism, digital forensics, evidence-making, and preparedness. Istanbulab Footprints... He contributed to the special issue of the journal of Toplum ve Bilim on science and technology studies with an article “Science of Uncertainty: Expected Istanbul Earthquake and Epistemic Communities.” He conducted an interview with anthropologist, Mar...
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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 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.academia.edu/OzgurNarin...
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