I am an Associate Professor of Social Policy and the Director of Social Policy Forum Research Centre at Bogazici University, Istanbul. I teach postgraduate level courses in Master's Program in Social Policy at the same university.


I took my undergraduate degrees in Political Science & International Relations and Sociology from Bogazici University, taught postgraduate degree in Modern Turkish History from Bogazici University. I completed my PhD in Politics at the University of Leeds.


My academic interests include public policies; comparative social policy; the politics of social policy reforms; health care policies; humanitarian programmes; human rights, discrimination and social policies.


Recent publications

Chapter (NEW!): A Human Rights Critique of Contemporary Social Policy Paradigms: New Behaviourism, Social Investment and New Universalism

Chapter (NEW!): The Contemporary Politics of Health in Turkey: Diverse Actors, Competing Frames, and Uneven Policies  

Journal article (NEW!): A rights-based critique of the Turkish mental healthcare reform: deinstitutionalisation without independent living? (Early view)

Journal article (NEW!): The making of a global medical tourism destination: from state-supported privatisation to state entrepreneurialism in healthcare in Turkey (Early view)

Journal article (NEW!): Exploring patient experiences of the internal market for healthcare provision in Turkey: publicness under pressure (Early view)

Journal article (NEW!): A contextual policy analysis of the cash programme in a humanitarian setting: the case of the Emergency Social Safety Net (Early view)

Journal article (NEW!): Challenges to a rights-based approach in sexual health policy: a comparative study of Turkey and England (2020)

Journal article: An examination of disability and employment policy in Turkey through the perspectives of disability non-governmental organisations and policy-makers (2019) (Early view)

Journal article: The emerging welfare mix for Syrian refugees in Turkey: the interplay between humanitarian assistance programmes and the Turkish welfare system (2019)

Book: The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey (2017)

Journal article: Youth welfare policy in Turkey in comparative perspective: a case of ‘Denied Youth Citizenship' (2017)

Journal article: Exploring perceived discrimination among LGBT individuals in Turkey in education, employment, and healthcare: results of an online survey (2017)

Journal article: Denied citizens of Turkey: experiences of discrimination among LGBT individuals in employment, housing and healthcare


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