Turkish Studies

Graduate Students

Melike Arslan is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She studies economic and institutional development, legal reforms and implementation gaps in Turkey and in other developing economies.

Arif Çamuoğlu is a doctoral student in the Department of English. Arif's research is in the areas of Romantic and Modern English, as well as Ottoman and Turkish literatures.

Hüsnü Çağrı Dalgıç is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics. His research is about foreign currency lending and borrowing decision in emerging markets, specifically in Turkey. He focuses on how household saving behavior shapes firm balance sheets which helps explain high credit dollarization in emerging markets.

Gözde Erdeniz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on social divisions arising from deeply clashing visions of the state and public life. Her dissertation investigates what causes intense social polarization over the role of religion in shaping politics and public life, through a comparative historical analysis of the cases of Turkey and Israel, alongside United States, Iran and France as secondary cases.

Ceyda Erten is a Ph.D. candidate t in the Department of Political Science, focusing on international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Her research specializes on forced migration, climate change and global justice. She is also affliated with IO/IL Working Group, Comparative Historical Social Sciences workshop and the Global Capitalism and Law research group. 

Nisa Göksel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology with an interest in sociology of gender and sexuality, ethnic conflict, peace activism, post-colonial and nationalism studies, and social movements. Her doctoral work focuses on women’s peace activism concerning the enactment of motherhood, feminism, and ethnic identity.

Rana B. Khoury is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science. She studies comparative politics with a focus on civil war, state-society relations, and refugee politics in the Middle East.

Sean Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science. He studies comparative politics with a focus on sectarian and ethnic conflict in the Middle East and Central Africa.

Nazlı Özkan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, currently studying politics of religious freedom in Turkey. 

Aydın Özipek is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology. His primary research interests are urban lower-class youth and the neoliberal transformation in Turkey.