Saturday, May 15

Aybike Alkan

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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: Boundaries, Translations, And Temporalities” with Duygu Kaşdoğan for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2019 Conference. 
  • She contributed to the “Innovating STS in Turkey” exhibition with two essays where she reflected on her interviews with Prof. Haldun Özaktaş and Dr. Öznur Karakaş.
  • She organized a panel entitled  Advocating for Science in the Contemporary States of Authoritarianism with other Istanbulab members for the 4S 2019 Conference.
  • She is editor, translator, and content producer at the Istanbulab Blog. She interviewed Prof. Kaushik Sunder Rajan (with Öznur Karakaş), Prof. Helene Mialet, Prof. Haldun Özaktaş, and Emine Öncüler-Yayalar
  • She is a member of the Political Ecology reading group run by the platform. 
  • She is a member of the Science, Culture, University working group run by the platform. With Balacan Ayar, Duygu Kaşdoğan, and Onur Arslan, she prepared an annotated bibliography entitled University in Turkey

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 Üniversitesi Endüstri Mühendisliği bölümünden almıştır. Yüksek lisans kapsamında, finansal ve çevresel parametreleri dikkate alarak Türkiye’nin enerji planlaması üzerine çalışmıştır. Şu anda devlet oluşumu, su altyapıları ve uzmanlık kesişimi üzerinde araştırma yapmaktadır.   

IstanbuLab Ayak İzleri…


STS-related Conference Presentations / Bilim, Teknoloji, Toplum Çalışmaları ile ilgili Konferans Sunumları

  • “Concrete politics, imaginary infrastructures: postwar state-making in the peripheries of Turkey”, Binocular Conference: Chimerizations, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
  • “Large dams as affectively charged entities: the art of making the nation”,  Conference of Royal Anthropology Institute: Art, Materiality, Representation, June 2018, British Museum, London, United Kingdom