Research Projects

According to date of completion (last to first)

“Determinants of political participation of immigrants from Turkey residing in Germany”, 11647 BAP-D Projesi, directed by Dilek Çınar, 2016 – 2017.

“All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards EUropean CITIZENship (bEUcitizen)” with European Union as an FP7 collaborative project led by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, partner: Hakan Yılmaz, 2013 – 2017.

“Migrant Perceptions in an Informal Economy: A pilot study in Osmanbey and Laleli” with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), directed by Mine Eder, 2015 - 2016.

“Politics, and Society before and through the 1980 Military Takeover in Turkey, 1975-1987” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Murat Akan, 2012 - 2016.

“Meaning Frames in Turkish Political Culture: Exploring The Left-Right Divide” with Açık Toplum Vakfı (Open Society Foundation) and Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2016.

“Türkiye’nin Yurtdışında Yaşayan Seçmenlerinin Siyasal Davranışları: İlk Saptamalar - 7 Haziran 2015 Genel Seçimleri” with Friedrich Ebert Vakfı, directed by Nermin Abadan-Unat, 2015.

“Voting Behavior of Euro-Turks and Turkey’s Presidential Elections of 2014” with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, directed by Nermin Abadan-Unat, 2014.

“Things that Unite Us and Things that Divide: Social Support for and Resistance against a Transition from an Ethnic to a Civic Nation in Turkey” with Açık Toplum Vakfı (Open Society Foundation) (Grant No: 2013012 – 45871) and Boğaziçi University & State Planning Organization (Grant No: DPT 2010K120670), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2014.

“Allying the improbable: Arendt and Marx” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Zeynep Gambetti, 2011 - 2014.

“Crop Genetic Resource Conservation and the Farmers’ Rights in Turkey” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Zühre Aksoy, 2013.

“Conservatism in Turkey”, “Euroskepticism in Turkey”, “Middle Classes in Turkey”: Updating three previously conducted research projects, with Açık Toplum Vakfı (Open Society Foundation) and Boğaziçi University&State Planning Organization (Grant No: DPT 2010K120670), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2012.

“Inequalities in Turkey” with Bogazici University Social Policy Forum, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, TÜSES, directed by Ayşen Candaş (with Volkan Yılmaz), 2012.

“Harnessing Sustainable Linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s Textile Sector: Assessment of CSR in Turkish Textile Sector Study” with UNDP Consultancy UN Joint Program MDG-F 2067, directed by Mine Eder, 2012.

“Discriminatory and Multiculturalist Speech in the Turkish Media” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Murat Akan, 2011 - 2012.

“Access to citizenship and its impact on immigrant integration (ACIT project)” with European Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals (administered by DG Home Affairs), directed by Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu, 2011- 2012.

“Erasmus Network on European Studies (SENT)” with European Commission, directed by Gül Sosay, 2007 - 2012.

“Acquiring citizenship in Turkey: legal provisions versus individual experiences” with BAP, directed by Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu (with Dilek Cinar), 2010 – 2011.

“Free Lunch at Public Schools? Best Practices from the World and Policy Proposals for Turkey” with Bogazici University Social Policy Forum, Open Society Foundation, directed by Ayşen Candaş (with Basak Ekim-Akkan), 2011.

"The Politics of Laiklik in the Writing of the 1961 Turkish Constitution" with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Murat Akan, 2010 - 2011.

“Acquiring citizenship in Turkey: legal provisions versus individual experiences”, BAP project grant, directed by Dilek Çınar & Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu, 2010 – 2011.

“Country Correspondent, EUCITAC - Access to citizenship in Europe” with DG Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, directed by Dilek Çınar, 2009 – 2010.

“Sustainability and irrigation: A comparative study of Turkey” with BAP, directed by Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu (with Gokhan Ozertan), 2009 – 2010.

“Between Hospitality and Hostility: Determining the Processes of Othering in Turkey and Developing Policy Proposals for the Prevention of Discrimination” with Açık Toplum Vakfı (Open Society Foundation) (Grant No: 2009001) and Boğaziçi University&State Planning Organization (Grant No: 07K120620), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2010.

“The Role of NGOs in Environmental Protection and Policy-making” with TUBITAK small grants program, directed by Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu (with B. Ozkaynak, H. Paker and F. Adaman), 2008 – 2009.

“Grassroots Movements in Comparative Perspective: Turkey and Mexico” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Zeynep Gambetti, 2007-2009.

“Religion, Politics and Gender Equality” with United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), directed by Yeşim Arat, 2007 - 2009.

"The Guests Who Returned: Retired Memories of 'Europe' in Turkey" with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Murat Akan, 2006 - 2009.

“European Perceptions of Turkey as a Future Member State: Results of an Opinion Poll in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom” conducted as part of the project entitled “Problems of Europeanization and European Perceptions of Turkey as a Future Member State” with European Union, Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue between European Union and Turkey, Universities Grant Scheme (Contract No: TR0604.01-03/070), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2009.

“Problems of Europeanization and European Perceptions of Turkey as a Future Member State” with European Union, Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue between European Union and Turkey, Universities Grant Scheme (Contract No: TR0604.01-03/070), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2009.

“Transforming Public Administration: Regulatory Policies and Institutions in Mexican, Spanish, and Turkish Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Water Sectors” with Boğaziçi University Scientific Research Projects Project No. 08HC301, directed by Gül Sosay, 2008.

“Modalities of organization among “new” migrants: A comparative analysis of Bulgarian Turks, Iraqi Turkmens and Moldavians in Turkey” with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), directed by Mine Eder (with Ayse Parla as project director, and Didem Danis), 2007 – 2008.

 “Accountability of Independent Regulatory Agencies in Turkey” with Boğaziçi University Scientific Research Projects Project No. 06C301, directed by Gül Sosay (with Ünal Zenginobuz), 2006 - 2008.

“Political economy of informal markets and its impact on democracy: The case of Turkey” with Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Residency Program, directed by Mine Eder (with Ali Çarkoglu), 2006 – 2007.

“Gender Based Violence: Analyzing the Problem and the Struggle Against it” with TUBITAK, directed by Yeşim Arat, 2006 - 2007.

“Cultural Dimensions of the EU-Turkish Relations: Does Identity Really Matter?” with SIEPS (the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2007.

“In Search of a Turkish Middle Class: Economic Occupations, Political Orientations, Social Life-Styles, Moral Values” with Open Society Institute Assistance Fund (Grant No:20018998) and Boğaziçi University Research Fund (Grant No:07M103), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2007.

“Building a Deliberative Dialogue Between Turkish and French Youth” with European Union, Small Projects Programme: Strengthening Civil Society Dialogue (Contract No: Deltur/2005/113909), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2006.

“Major Variants of Conservatism in Turkey” with Open Society Institute Assistance Fund (Grant No:20014746) and Boğaziçi University Research Fund (Project No: 05M103), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2006.

“Member of the Consortium and Country Correspondent, NATAC - The acquisition of nationality in EU member states: rules, practices and quantitative developments” with 6th Framework Programme of the EU; project number: 503762, directed by Dilek Çınar, 2004 - 2006.

“Political economy of informal networks: Shopkeepers/street vendors and their political behavior” with Ford Foundation, Middle East Research Competition (MERC), Bogaziçi University Research Matching Fund and Sabancı University Research Matching Fund, directed by Mine Eder (with Ali Çarkoğlu), 2004 – 2005.

“Coordinator and Researcher, Towards a European politics of differentiated equality: reflections on the anti-discrimination policy of the European Union” with Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, directed by Dilek Çınar, 2003 – 2005.

“(Trans)formation of Conflict: Power Configurations and Paths to Democracy in Southeastern Turkey” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Zeynep Gambetti, 2003 - 2005.

“Euroskepticism in Turkey: Manifestations at the Elite and Popular Levels” with Open Society Institute Assistance Fund (Project No:20010556) and Boğaziçi University Research Fund (Project No:03M105), directed by Hakan Yılmaz, 2004.

“Turkish Public Opinion Regarding the European Union” with TESEV (The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) and Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Hakan Yılmaz (with Ali Carkoglu, Refik Erzan and Kemal Kirisci), 2002.

“Turkey and the European Union: Cultural Perceptions and Exchanges” with TESEV (The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation), directed by Hakan Yılmaz (with Ali Akay, Duygu Koksal, Arzu Ozturkmen and Asli Ozyar), 2002.

“Political Economy of Turkey’s Customs Union with the EU: a Curse or a Blessing?” with Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation Grant(TESEV), directed by Mine Eder (with Gamze Avci), 2002.

“Redefining Contagion: The Political Economy of the Suitcase Trade Between Turkey And Russia” with International Research Exchange, IREX, The Black and Caspian Sea Collaborative Research Program, directed by Mine Eder (with Kiren Chaudry, Andrei Yakovlev and Ali Carkoglu), 2001 – 2002.

“Feminist Journals in Turkey” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Yeşim Arat, 2002.

“The legal integration of immigrants: comparing the rights of resident foreigners in Western Europe” with Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport, directed by Dilek Çınar, 1997- 2000.

 “Internationalization of agriculture: Comparative perspectives from Mexico and Turkey” with Boğaziçi University Research Fund, directed by Mine Eder, 1999-2000.

“Globalization and marginalization: political economy of financial liberalization in emerging markets” with Reuter Foundation Fellowship, Green College, Oxford University, directed by Mine Eder, 1998.

“Political Economy of Water management in Euphrates: A Focus on Turkey” with Ford Foundation, Middle East Research Competition Grant (MERC), directed by Mine Eder (with Ali Çarkoğlu), 1997 – 1998.

“Political Islam and Women’s Associations” with TESEV, directed by Yeşim Arat, 1998.

 “Native language instruction for children of immigrants in Austrian public schools” with Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture, directed by Dilek Çınar, 1996 – 1997.

“Political economy of regional integration in the Middle East” with Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), directed by Mine Eder (with Ali Çarkoğlu and Kemal Kirisçi), 1996.

“The Women's Movement of the 1980s and the State in Turkey” with Ford Foundation Middle East Research Competition Grant, directed by Yeşim Arat, 1992.