Summer Research Program 2018

Political Science and International Relations | Summer Research Program 2018


Summer Research Program aims to develop research skills of students from the Political Science and International Relations department. The program aims to develop technical skills of students by working in research projects of faculty members. There will be different project options and the students will be able to develop their research skills by taking active part in these research projects. Faculty members can develop new projects for the Summer Research Program or recruit students for their ongoing research projects. Enrollment in the Summer Research Program is free. Researchers will not be provided free accommodation or food for the duration of the program. Students are also responsible for their own health insurance. The program is not part of the regular summer school of Bogazici University and there will be no grade or credit gained by participating in this program. The dates indicated below may be flexible and you may arrange both the location of work and timing with the Project coordinator.


Project information

Project 1

Project title: Authoritarian Reactions to Foreign Relief

Faculty member: Bann Seng Tan

Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA

Job description: Ability to carry out web based research and newspaper archival search. You will use a search engine ( ) and do data entry using a basic text editor (Notepad). Please be prepared to commit at least two months for the summer. Students who are already working with me on this project during the regular semester do not need to apply for this summer project.

Dates: 16.06.2018 – 09.09.2018

Number of researchers: 10


Project 2

Project Title: Turkey since 1980

Faculty member: Yeşim Arat

Requirements: min 3.2 GPA, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student

Job description: web based research, assistance with compiling bibliography, checking references, editing in general.

Dates: summer months- with some vacation time included

Number of researchers: 1


Project 3

Project Title: Post-truth: indifference to facts in the age of neoliberalism

Faculty member: Zeynep Gambetti

Requirements: ---

Job description: ability to carry out academic literature review and web-based research on neoliberal subjectivities, information technologies, and financial capital

Dates: 01.06.2018 - 15.08.2018

Number of researchers: 2


Project 4

Project Title: Urban Transformation Projects in Istanbul

Faculty member: Mert Arslanalp

Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; An interest in urban studies is desirable; Students who have completed their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year may apply.

Job description: Carrying out web-based research and newspaper archival search on urban transformation projects. Data collection from national and municipal administrators.

Dates: 15.06.2018- 01.09.2018

Number of researchers: 3


Project 5

Project Title: Alternative Food Initiatives

Faculty member: Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu

Requirements: ---

Job description: ability to carry out academic literature review and web-based research

Dates: Flexible

Number of researchers: 1


Project 6

Project Title: Trauma and dissociation in Turkey: Political implications

Faculty member: Selcan Kaynak

Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA; 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student

Job description: Literature review, data analysis, ​preparing brief reports

Dates: 02​.0​7​.2018 - ​31​.08.2018

Number of researchers: 1 


Project 7
Project Title: Partisan framing of migration issue in Turkey
Faculty member: Mine Eder
Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA; 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student
Job description:  Media review and preparing short summaries in English
Dates: 15.06.2018 - 15.08.2018
Number of researchers: 1


Application Procedure

Applicants should submit an unofficial transcript, CV and a short motivation letter before May 26, 2018 (5pm) to the department Office in IB (IB 5th floor). On top of your letter please indicate the Project number, title and name of the instructor who is carrying it out. Selected students will be contacted for an interview with the project coordinator.