Past Member

Ayten Alkan

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Urban Studies, Critical Animal Studies

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study
From
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Ayten Alkan’s research revisits the history of urbanization on the tracks of ever-changing human-nonhuman relations. It does so through a theoretical quest to incorporate the mentality of “Animal Rights” into the “Right to the City” debate. Her aim is to comprehend the city and urban life so as to include “other animals,” by focusing on the particular case of “stray animals.”

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

Ankara University, Social Sciences Institute
Ph.D.
2003

Honors

2017
Culture and Animals Foundation, 2017 Research Grant Recipient
2005
Turkish Association for Social Sciences Young Social Scientists Award, for PhD thesis titled 'Gender Sensitivity of Local Governments - The Case of Ankara'

Appointments

(December-January) FMSH, Paris
2016–2017
Visiting Researcher (Grantee of DEA-FMSH)
( October- December) CITERES, University of François Rabelais, Tours
2016
Visiting Researcher (Grantee of the French Embassy in Ankara)
Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science
2011–2016
Assoc. Prof. Tenure-Track
Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science
2008–2011
Assist. Prof., Tenure-Track
Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science
1995–2008
Research Assist. Tenure-Track