Doç. Dr. Aysu Kes-Erkul

Education

Ph.D.    Hacettepe University, Department of Sociology (2006- 2010)

                PhD Dissertation: Agent-Structure Dynamics of Housing and Place Preferences in Urban Mobility in Ankara.

M.S.      Middle East Technical University, Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2002-2005)

                M.S. Thesis: Local Dynamics in The Process of Conservation and Restoration Projects in Kastamonu.

M.A.     Middle East Technical University, Human Resources Development in Education (2002-2004)

B.S.       Middle East Technical University, Sociology (1998-2002)

             University of Oklahoma, OK, USA, Undergraduate Exchange Student (2000-2001)

Experience        

  • Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Associate Professor) (2017- to date)
  • Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Assistant Professor) (2014- 2017)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA (Visiting Scholar) (June-July 2013)
  • Hacettepe University, Department of Sociology (Instructor) (2011- 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA (Visiting Scholar) (January-October 2009)
  • Hacettepe University, Department of Sociology (Research Assistant) (2007-2011)
  • Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Research Assistant) (2003-2007)

 

Administrative Duties

Associate Director

Hacettepe University, Local Governments Research Center (December 2015- to date)

Associate Director  

Hacettepe University, Migration and Politics Research Center (December 2011- January 2013)

Papers

  • Kes-Erkul, A (2015).  Yazılı Basında Kentsel Dönüşüm: Yüksek Tirajlı Gazeteler Üzerine Bir İnceleme (Urban Transformation in Print Media: An Analysis on Newspapers with High Circulation. Hacettepe University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol: 33 No:2, pp. 47- 64 
  • Kes-Erkul, A (2014). From Privatized to Constructed Public Spaces: Observations from Turkish Cities. American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol:4, No:7, July 2014, pp. 120- 126
  • Kes-Erkul, A (2013). Neighborhood Effects and Reproduction of Poverty: A Social Housing Case from Turkey. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol: 3, No:20, December 2013, pp: 123-130
  • Kes-Erkul, A (2013). Konut Tercihi ve Sosyo-mekansal İlişkilerde Kültürel Sermayenin Rolü: Koru Sitesi ve Or-An Sitesi Örnekleri Üzerinden Bir Karşılaştırma (The Role of Cultural Capital in Housing Preferences and Socio-spatial Relations: A Comparison of Koru Sitesi and Or-An Sitesi) Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Graduate School of Social Sciences. Vol:15, No:4, pp: 625-647 ( Derived from PhD. dissertation)
  • Kes-Erkul, A (2013). Küreselleşmenin Küçük Kentlere Yansıması Bağlamında Kastamonu ve Bölgesel Kalkınma Deneyimi. (Kastamonu and Regional Development Experience in terms of the Reflection of Globalization to the Small Cities) University of Cumhuriyet Faculty of Literature Journal of Social Sciences Vol: 37, No:1, pp: 1- 17
  • Kes-Erkul, A. and R. Erdem Erkul (2009). James Burnham’ın Yönetsel Devrim Kuramının Günümüzdeki Yansımaları. (Managerial Revolution Theory of James Burnham and Its Contemporary Reflections) Hacettepe University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences Vol: 27, No:2, pp: 193-215

Book Chapters

  • Yeni Yoksulluk Çalışmaları Bağlamında Kent Yoksulluğu ve Sosyal Dışlanma. In Yoksulluk ve Sosyal Hizmet: Yeni Zorluklar ve Yaklaşımlar (ed. G. Polat ve A. İçağasıoğlu Çoban) Sosyal Çalışma Yayınları, İstanbul, 2014. ISBN: 978-605-4688-35-7

Books

  • Local Dynamics of Restoration and Conservation: The Projects in Kastamonu, Aysu Kes-Erkul; VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-639-22903-5 (Derived from M.S. Thesis)

Conference Papers

  • “Commodification of Crafts and the Impact of Globalization on the Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Cultural Heritage and Woman Symposium, May 12-14, 2016, Aydin (In Turkish) (Full text proceedings in print)
  • “The Sociospatial Transformation in Ankara: Old and New Public Spaces. 14th National Conference of Social Sciences, 23-25 November 2015, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (In Turkish) (Abstract in proceedings)
  • “’Smart City’ in the Context of Urban Service Production”. 6th Urban and Regional Research Symposium, October 8-9, 2015, Izmir (In Turkish) (Full text in Proceedings)
  • “From Spatial Exclusion to Digital Exclusion: ‘Smart City’ as a New Form of Urban Inequality, 12nd European Sociological Association Conference, August 25- 28, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.  (Abstract in proceedings) 
  • “The Real Smart City, Please Stand Up: The Case of Turkey”. 2015 EGPA Annual Conference, 26-28 August 2015, Toulouse, France. (with Mete Yıldız, S. Zafer Şahin, Cenay Babaoğlu and İrfan Özacit).
  • “Positioning Smart City Concept in Turkey and Evaluation of the Policy Framework”. International Urban Studies Congress: Problems in Present-day City, 16-17 April 2015, Eskişehir, Turkey (In Turkish) (Full text in proceedings)
  • “Urban Renewal in Print Media: An Analysis of Urban Renewal Stories in Newspapers with High Circulation”. 13rd National Conference of Social Sciences, 4-6 December 2013, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (In Turkish)(Abstract in proceedings)
  • “The Crisis of Public Space: Residential Projects Constructing ‘Public’ Spaces”, The 11th European Sociological Association Conference, August 28-31, 2013, Torino, Italy (Abstract in proceedings)
  • “Gated (Poor) Communities as a New Form of Segregation, The 11th European Sociological Association Conference, August 28-31, 2013, Torino, Italy (Abstract in proceedings)
  • “The Agent- Structure Interaction in the Housing Preferences of Urban Residents in Ankara”, 12th National Conference of Social Sciences, 14-16 December 2011, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (In Turkish)(Abstract in proceedings)
  • “Revisiting Bourdieu’s Capitals in the Urban Context: Housing Consumption”, The 17th ISA World Congress of Sociology, 11-17 July 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden (Abstract in proceedings)
  •  “Local Dynamics of Restoration and Conservation: The Case of Kastamonu, Turkey”, The 8th European Sociological Association Conference, 3-6 September 2007, Glasgow, Scotland (Abstract in proceedings)
  • “An Evaluation of Civil Action on Environment in the Light of International Documents: Cases from Turkey and Europe”. International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability. 19-24 February 2007, Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. (with Erdem Erkul) (full text in proceedings)
  • “The Impact of Supranational Organizations on Environmentalist Civil Organizations”, 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 12-15 January 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii (with Erdem Erkul) (full text in proceedings)
  • “Decision- making Processes and Political Participation in Small Towns: The Case of Kastamonu”, 9. National Conference of Social Sciences, 7-9 December 2005, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (in Turkish) (abstract in proceedings)
  • “Multi –actor Approach and Participation in Urban Decision- making Processes”, November 8th, World Town Planning Day 29. Colloqium, 7-9 November 2005, İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, İstanbul (with M. Kemal Öktem and Uğur Ömürgönülşen) (in Turkish) (full text in proceedings)

Seminars

  • Aysu Kes-Erkul; ‘Sağlıklı Kentleşme: Belirleyiciler, Riskler ve Politikalar’. (Healthy Urbanization: Determinants, Risks and Policies). Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Eğitimi ve Bilişimi Analbilim Dalı Eğitim Toplantıları Serisi, 6 Mart 2014, Ankara

Working Papers

  • Kes- Erkul A., Erkul R.E. Web 2.0 in the Process of e-participation: The Case of Organizing for America and the Obama Administration. National Center for Digital Government Working Paper Series. No.09-001. October 6, 2009

Other Publications

  • Yıldız M., Kes- Erkul A. Yazılı Basında Alışveriş Merkezleri ile İlgili Bazı Tespitler (Some Remarks about Shopping Malls in Printed Media). in Dosya 22: AVM’ler. (ed. Zafer Şahin) TMMOB Mimarlar Odası Ankara Şubesi Yayını, January 2011. pp. 68-73
  • Kes-Erkul A. Kentlerin Arka Yüzü: Kenar Mahalleler (The Other Side of the Cities: Slums). ODTÜ’lüler Bülteni. ODTÜ Mezunları Derneği Yayını, September 2011. Vol:210.  s. 31-33

Research Projects

  •  ‘’Role of Women in the Traditional Crafts in Turkey and Azerbaijan’’, Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, 2013-2014 (Researcher)
  • “Social, Cultural and Economic Change in Urban Renewal”, Hacettepe University, 2012 (Researcher)
  • “Village-City Approach as a Rural Development Model: The Case of Mesudiye”, Cumhuriyet University, 2005 (as Project Assistant)
  • “Social Impact Assessment of Irrigation in South Eastern Anatolia on Social, Economic and Gender Relations and Family’’, Middle East Technical University and Tokyo University, 2003 (as Project Assistant)
  • “Assessment of Health System in Turkey from the Viewpoint of Providers and Beneficiaries, towards the Health Reform in Turkey”, Middle East Technical University, 2002 (as Project Assistant)

 

Academic Event Organization Activities

  • Conference Scientific Committee Member- 8th National Sociological Conference, December 1-3, 2016, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • Conference Organization Committee Member- 1st Kentfor Sustainable Urban and Environmental Management Conference, October 14-15, 2016, Alanya, Turkey

 

Other Academic Duties

  • Reviewer- Sosyoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal of Sociological Research) (2016)
  • Reviewer- Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi (Cumhuriyet University Journal of Social Sciences) (2015)
  • Reviewer- Sosyoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal of Sociological Research) (2012)
  • Reviewer- The Sociological Quarterly (2009)
  • Reviewer- SAGE Publications (2009)

Research Grants

  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) International Doctoral Research Grant (2009)

Affiliations / Memberships

  • International Sociological Association
  • European Sociological Association
  • Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network

Research Interests

  • Urbanization, urban renewal and segregation, smart cities, urban poverty, spatial exclusion, historic towns, urban culture and lifestyles.  

 

Hacettepe Üniversitesi
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06800 Beytepe Ankara 
sbky@hacettepe.edu.tr