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I currently work at the LSE's European Institute as Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow.
I hold degrees from University College London (PhD), Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design (MFA), and Istanbul Technical University (BSc). My PhD was an ethnography of the relationship between urban-architectural space and recent discourses of "confronting the past" in Turkey. Since 2012, I have designed and taught my own modules at various institutions in the UK. These include UCL's History of Art department and Syracuse University School of Architecture (London programme) where I taught on London's architectural histories of political conflict, violence and disaster, the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) where I co-led the first-year undergraduate module in Architectural History & Theory, the University of Hertfordshire where I ran Critical & Contextual Studies teaching across all three levels of undergraduate study in Architecture and Interior Architecture. I previously worked as a researcher at the LSE's European Institute, working with the Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies.
I have acted as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Ethnicities, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and Ethnopolitics. Outside of academia, I write a bi-monthly column for Turkey's leading design and architecture magazine XXI.