Current Position: Lecturer at Medipol University
Research Interests: Cultural Heritage, Contested Heritage, Museology, Museum Education, Museum Architecture, Peace Studies.
Dissertation Title: THE MUSEOLOGY OF PEACEBUILDING Making “New” Histories & Heritages in Cyprus
Research interests: Cultural Heritage; Critical Heritage; People-based Heritage; Contemporary Heritage; Migration; Mobility; Social Practice; Socially Engaged Art; Contemporary Art; Community Engagement; Participation; Mediterranean Civilizations
Dissertation Title: Centering People and Participation in Migratory Heritage and Socially Engaged Art
Research Interests: Nineteenth-century painting in the Ottoman and Russian empires, cultural encounter between the Russian and Ottoman empires in the nineteenth century, the Orientalism in art, the history painting in nineteenth-century Europe
Thesis Title: On the Threshold of the Black Sea: Intersecting Discourses of Empire and Identity in Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky’s Paintings
Current Position: Post-doc, Responsible for Online Program SARAT Project (Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey), BIAA
Research Interests: Anatolian Archaeology; Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Transition; Ancient Religion and Ritual Practices; Iron Age Anatolia; Sanctuaries and Cult; Interactions between cultures; Iconography.
Dissertation Title: The Cult of Artemis at Klaros in Relation with the Worship of the Goddess in Western Anatolia and Greece
Placement After Graduation: Post-Doc at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Research interests: Islamic painting, Late Ottoman art and architecture, Arts of the book, Photographs of Mecca and Medina
Dissertation Title: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Islamic Pilgrimage and Visitation Sites in the Ottoman Empire
Current Position: Visiting Professor at Institute of Mediterranean and European Archaeology, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Research interests: = Protohistory, Ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology as well as chemistry. I have been involved in both national and international archaeological projects across Anatolia since 2005.
Dissertation Title: Vitreous Material Crafting in the Second Millennium B.C.: Glass, Faience, and Frit Production at Tell Atchana, ancient Alalakh