MA Placements

Our MA program graduates have moved on to careers in the private sector in Turkey and abroad (e.g., Abdi Ibrahim, Arçelik, Boston Consulting Group, Boyner,  Facebook, Microsoft, Target), in non-governmental and international organizations (e.g., International Organization for Migration, UN Development Program, TÜSEV), and in the public sector (e.g., Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economics).

Many of our MA graduates have stayed in academia by securing admission to prestigious PhD programs in North America, Europe, and Turkey. Following is a list of PhD programs that our MA graduates moved to:

 

Fırat Kimya, MA 2017

PhD in Politics, University of Virginia

Thesis Title: Corruption, Democracy, and Growth: An Empirical Analysis

 

Orhun Aras Köksal, MA 2017

PhD in Sociology, University of Minnesota

Thesis Title: Urban Movements and Social Class in Contemporary Turkey

 

Alfred Oduro. MA 2017

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, University of Toronto

Thesis Title: Building Collective Identity in Africa: The Role of African Regional Organizations

 

Emine Büşra Ünlüönen, MA 2017

PhD in Anthropology CUNY Graduate Center

Thesis Title: Middle Class Refugees in Istanbul

 

Fatih Ümit Çetin, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science , UMass Amherst School of Public Policy (SPP)

Thesis Title: Rethinking the Concept of Hegemony and the Rise of China

 

Burak Demir, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science and Government, University of Tennessee

Thesis Title: A Theoretical and Historical Analysis on the Emergence Formation and Decline of Hegemony

 

Yusuf Magiya, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science, Columbia University

Thesis Title: The Effect of Modernization on Ethnic Conflict: The Kurdish Question in Turkey

 

Yaşar Şaşıoğlu, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Koç University

Thesis Title: The Anatomy of the Arab Spring: Are They Series of Revolutions?

 

Muhammed Tahir Kılavuz, MA 2014

PhD in Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Thesis Title: The Old Elites Strike Back: The End of Political Liberalization under Khrushchev and Menderes

 

Didem Seyis, MA 2014

PhD in  Political Science and International Relations,  Boğaziçi University

Thesis Title: Ideal Citizenship Depictions in Turkish Primary School Textbooks

 

 Cantay Çalışkan, MA 2013

PhD in Political Science,  Boston University

Thesis Title: The Success Behind Renewable Energy: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, The United Kingdom, Brazil and Turkey

 

Mehmet Cansoy, MA 2013

PhD in International Relations, Boston College

Thesis Title: Social Citizenship Regimes in Turkey

 

Pelin Kılınçarslan, MA 2013

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Koç University

Thesis Title: Worker Resistance and Mobilization: A Comparative Analysis of Two-Female Dominated Textile Factories

 

Eda Bektaş, MA  2010

PhD in Political Science, Bilkent University

Thesis Title: Pension Reform in Turkey in the Light of Latin American and East European Experiences: A Comparative Political Economy Analysis

 

Deniz Dalyan Daşer, MA  2010

PhD in Anthropology, Rutgers University

Thesis Title: Leftist Diasporic Identity: The Experience of Turkish and Kurdish Refugees in Switzerland

 

Selim Erdem Aytaç, MA  2009

PhD in Political Science, Yale University

Thesis Title: Why Are Some Countries Immune to the Negative Political Effects of Natural Resource Wealth:  An Empirical Analysis

 

İsmail Emre Bayram, MA  2009

PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

Thesis Title: Democratic origins of 2007-2009 Financial Crisis in the U.S.: An Institutionalist Analysis

 

Pelin Azer Binnet, MA  2009

PhD in Political Science, University of Minnesota

Thesis Title: Good Mothers and Wise Politicians: National Formal Political Participation among Women in Turkey and Japan

 

Nail Tanrıöven, MA  2009

PhD in Political Science, University of Florida

Thesis Title: Structural factors affecting approval of Islamist terror in predominantly Muslim countries

 

Osman Şahin, MA 2008

PhD in Political Science, Sabancı University

Thesis Title: The bourgeoisie and moderation: The case of political Islam and the Kurdish question in Turkey

 

Osman Şengül, MA 2008

MBA, Yale School of Management

Thesis Title: Turkey’s future possible contributions to European security through its participation in the EU crisis management operations

 

Koray Mutlu, MA 2008

PhD in Political Science, McMaster University

Thesis Title: A critical approach to the governance of world trade :power politics discourses and existing asymmetries in the WTO

 

Taylan Çoban, MA 2007

MA Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Thesis Title: The Europeanization of Turkish-Greek Disputes

 

Şirin Duygulu, MA 2007

PhD in Political Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Thesis Title: Constructing solidarity at post-national level: The case of European social policy

 

Gökçe Günel, MA 2007

PhD in Anthropology, Cornell University

Thesis Title: Gated communities and non-places: The case of Koç University and Sarıyer

 

Kadir Onur Unutulmaz, MA 2007

PhD in Anthropology, University of Oxford

Thesis Title: International retirement migration in Turkey: Dynamics, implications and prospects

 

Devrimsel Deniz Nergiz, MA 2007

PhD in Sociology, Bielefeld University

Thesis Title: The Faces of Integration: Benchmarking Immigrant Integration Policies in France, Germany and the Netherlands

 

Evrim Altıntaş, MA 2006

PhD in Sociology, University of Oxford

Thesis Title: Child labour in Turkey from a global perspective: Case study of working children in İstanbul

 

Hüseyin Alptekin, MA 2006

PhD in Government, University of Texas at Austin

Thesis Title: Dual identities, dual histories, unique statehood: Discussing citizenship formulations for the re-integrated Cyprus

 

Sema Hande Öğütücü, MA 2006

PhD in Political Science, Binghamton University – SUNY

Thesis Title: Tracing the roots of modernity: Ancient Greece, the golden age of Islam, and renaissance Italy

 

Nihat Şengül, MA 2006

PhD in International Relations, Central European University

Thesis Title: Towards a more effective EU conflict prevention policy: Lessons from Bosnia and Kosovo

 

Hasan Basri Yalçın, MA 2006

PhD in Political Science, University of Cincinnati

Thesis Title: Alliance formation under the unipolar structure: The case of Turkish-US alliance in the second Gulf War