Academic CV

Academic Qualifications:

Current Affiliation: 

2018/01-…      Assistant Professor in Sociology, Faculty of Science and Letters, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun (Turkey)


2013/04-2017/03/22      Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sciences in the Graduate School of Human Sciences of Osaka University (Japan)

2008/02-2011/06/30      M.S. with thesis in Sociology (Master Program), Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)

2005/09-2007/06/30        MBA (Master Program), School of Management, Sabanci University (Turkey)

1999/09-2004/07/02      Tourism Administration (Bachelor of Arts), the School of Applied Disciplines, Bogazici University (Turkey)

Attended Programs:

2014/04-2016/03            Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University, Urban-Culture Research Center, research student (Japan)

2012/04-2013/03            Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Sociology of Culture, research student (Japan)

International Exchange:

2006/07-2006/08           Summer exchange program, Management, Babson College (the USA)

2002/08-2003/01           Exchange student, Jonkoping International Business School (Sweden)

Honours and Scholarships:

2012/04-2016/03            Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship (Japan)

2006/09-2007/06           The Aysegul Arsoy Scholarship, School of Management, Sabanci University (Turkey)

2004/07                            Third rank, Tourism Administration, Bogazici University (Turkey)


2020                                    FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellow for a stay at the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS in Paris (

2019/02                              Fee waiver for participating in the ICCG2019 in Athens, Greece, April 2019

2018/12                            The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 2224-A – Support for Participation in Overseas Scientific Activities 2018/4

2018/11                            Full conference registration fee by the AAG Enrichment Funds Committee to attend the American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., USA, April 2019

2018/02                               Registration grant by  the ISA Grants Committee and the Research Committee 21 to attend the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto, Canada, July 2018

2016/05                             Travel grant by Foundation of Urban and Regional Studies for the participation in RC21 Conference 2016 (Japan)

2015/08/27-29                 Financial Aid for the Participation in an International Conference by Graduate Students, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University (Japan)

 Past Appointments:

2006/07-2006/08            Part-time research project assistant, Arthur M. Blank Center, Babson College, Boston, the USA

2006/09-2007/05            Sabanci University, MBA Program, Company Action Project (CAP) assistant, Coca Cola İçecek, Istanbul, Turkey

2007/09-2007/12            Part-time project assistant, Management Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

2009/02-2009/06            Part-time project assistant, The Center for Black Sea and Central Asia, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

2009/10-2010/06            Part-time research assistant, Social Sciences Institute, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

2010/06-2012/02            Full-time research assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences Department, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

2014/04-2014/09            Part-time teaching assistant, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

2015/05-2015/09               Part-time instructor for English conversation, Maco Mammy English, Osaka, Japan

2015/10-2016/03            Part-time teaching assistant, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

2014/10-2017/02            Special part-time teacher for a full-time Turkish Culture course, Nagayoshi High School, Osaka, Japan

2016/04 – 2017/03         URP Platform for Leading-Edge Urban Studies Special (Young) Research Fellow, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan

Academic Society Memberships:

Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association (2017-2021)

International Sociological Association (2017-2021)

American Association of Geographers (2018-2019)

Japan Association for Urban Sociology (2017-2019)