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  • PhD Candidate
  • Geography
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(859) 257-0522
Other Affiliations:
  • American Association of Geographers
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Education

Visiting doctoral researcher, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. 
Master in Sociology, 2007.Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2004.Koç University, Turkey.

Biography

I am a cultural geographer with prior training in sociology. As any wise human scientists would know, studying humans is made bearable by actually studying the nonhuman, or even better, more-than-human. So my dissertation project at the University of Kentucky dwells in listening to, working on and writing about soundscapes, street musicians and politics of sound with a focus on Istanbul, Turkey. Having said that, I am an ethnographer - and am desperately drawn into details, capriciousness and richness of qualitative research. I know what a violent, volatile, time-consuming fieldwork means. I like speaking to people, as well, especially the ones that I know the least - guess Geertz makes sense when he said, 'If we wanted home truths, we should have stayed at home'. When I am not struggling with my dissertation I blog about it on Instagram (the content is in English);  you can also reach me on Twitter .

My most recent publication (and talk) on 'A regular interruption: Street Music Interrupted and Flowing', December 2018. The original is in Turkish - as it was addressed to a Turkish-speaking audience, but ask me if you'd like to hear more about it.

I am not sure where academia is going. 

Graduate Training

Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (October 2014-May 2015)

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