Research Projects 1948 – Today

Contemporary Turkish Society & Politics

A list of BIAA-supported research projects within a variety of disciplines (political science, sociology, social anthropology, etc.) with a focus on contemporary Turkish society & politics​


The history and culture of Turkish football

The history and culture of Turkish football

Start: 2016 - End: 2017

The research project aims at exploring the history and culture of Turkish football, with specific attention to the game’s role as a dynamic site of cultural heritage. 


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Climate Responsive Urban Design in the context of Black Sea Climate

Climate Responsive Urban Design in the context of Black Sea Climate

Start: 2016 - End: 2017

The project focuses on the way(s) which the formation of urban built environment responds to the local climatic conditions in the Black Sea littoral region.


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Balkan Futures

Balkan Futures

Start: 2012 - End: 2017

Balkan Futures examined inter-regional development and cooperation in south-eastern Europe during a period of crisis rather than consolidation within the EU.


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Social Media in Turkey

Social Media in Turkey

Start: 2015 - End: 2016

Based on an ethnographic approach this project examined the relations between social media, gender, morality, intimacy, and kinship in South-Eastern Turkey 


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Genealogies of rapprochement at the Aegean borders

Genealogies of rapprochement at the Aegean borders

Start: 2012 - End: 2013

This project aimed at unearthing the role of civil society in the rapprochement process between Greece and Turkey (1974-2010).


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Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey

Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey

Start: 2011 - End: 2012

The research project focused on a less-explored component of Islamic fashion, that is, on the design and production of commodified forms of religious appearance.


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