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Visiting Scholars of CTS


Harun Arikan

Associate Professor Dr. Harun Arikan is a head of department of international relations at Cukurova University where he has been teaching since 2008. Dr. Arikan graduated from Istanbul University; then he received a master degree in European studies from Manchester University and PhD in international relations from Birmingham University. Previously Dr. Arikan served as a chair of department of international relations at Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University. He has been a research fellow at the Oxford University; a visiting scholar at University of Southern Maine and Portland State University in USA. Dr. Arikan has been a member of scientific Associations, including Turkish Associations for European Community Studies (TUNAECS) and European community studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C.). He has published a number of books and articles in European integrations, Turkish foreign policy and democratization. Dr. Arikan is currently working on Turkey-USA relations.

Zeynep Alemdar

Zeynep Alemdar is Assistant Professor and Head of the International Relations Department at Okan University, Istanbul. She completed her PhD in Political Science, and MA in Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include transnational social movements, civil society- state relations, and women’s studies.

Ali Arslan

Dr. Ali Arslan is assistant professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Sakarya University, Turkey. Dr. Arslan has completed both his PhD degree and MA degree at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.  Dr. Arslan served as a chair at the Department of Sociology’s Applied Sociology section as well as a vice chair at Sakarya University.
Besides his academic career, Dr. Arslan has also worked at ARGEDA (research center for development, training and consultancy-specializing in management consultancy and public opinion surveys) which he owned and managed for 10 years. His research interests include organizational behavior, organizational sociology, management sociology, Islamic sociology and teaching methods of sociology.

Veysel Bozkurt

Dr. Bozkurt is a profressor of Economics at Istanbul University and was visiting scholar through June 2013. His reasearch areas include Sociology of Work and Management, Work Ethic Values, Globalization, Economic Sociology, Entrepeneurship, Organizational Culture and Quantitative Research Methods. Dr. Bozkurt has several published books in Turkish. In addition he has multiple articles, book chapters, and other international scholarly contributions.

Eylem Özdemir

Dr. Özdemir is Assistant Professor of Political Science/International Relations at Istanbul University and is visiting scholar through September 2013. She completed both her Ph.D. and MA in Political Science at Istanbul University, and BS in Political Science and Public Administration at Ankara University. Her areas of interest are political sociology, urban sociology, and political theory. She has various articles on cultural difference, identity politics, identities in Turkey, and transformation of public in urban space published in Turkish.

Hasan Şahin

Dr. Şahin is Associate Dean and a faculty member of the Department of Economic Policy at Ankara University. He was a visiting scholar from June-August 2012.