Daglar Cilingir (RWI 2018 Scholarship Holder)

Daglar received a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University in 2018. She has been actively involved in civil society organizations. She has conducted sexual and reproductive health peer trainings as a peer trainer for different youth groups including refugees, young women and LGBTI+ community since 2014. She was elected as the International Coordinator of an international youth network named Y-PEER, after serving as Focal Point in-Charge of Y-PEER Turkey. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health, universal health coverage, the impact of globalization on health care systems and gender studies. She is awarded the 2018 Raoul Wallenberg Institute Postgraduate Scholarship.

Fırat Çoban

Fırat Çoban received his bachelor’s degree from Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Istanbul University in 2018. He worked as a coordinator and a participant on the national and international human rights project during his undergraduate term. He is one of the founders of Universus Social Research Center which is a youth organization located at Istanbul. His research interests are social policy theory, capitalism and classes, postmodernism and also contemporary political theory.

Mine Kösem

She graduated from Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2013. She has been working at the Social Welfare Department of a municipal institution for five years. Her research interests are women’s labor, care policies, social protection - labor market regulations, working poverty.

Oğuzhan Hışıl

Oğuzhan Hışıl received his B.A degree in 2016 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. His B.A. thesis is concentrated on the economic and administrative effects of increasing consumption of antidepressants. His research interests are health, specifically mental health, policies, inequality, globalisation and neo-liberalism.

Simla Serim

Simla Serim received her BA from Middle East Technical University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of  Sociology  and the Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning. She studied in Duisburg Essen University during the fall semester of 2014-2015 as an Erasmus Exchange student. She participated in the projects of International Labour Organization, and she did internship in an agency engaged in social projects and Türkiye İşveren Sendikaları Konfederasyonu. Now, she is a researcher at Boğaziçi University Social Policy Forum. Her research interests are inequalities and social exclusion, gender studies and policies with regard to disadvantaged groups.

Şeyma Dursunoğlu

She graduated from sociology department of Marmara University in 2017. She wrote her B.A thesis about gentrification processes in Karaköy and consumption practices. Her areas of interest are homelessness, the right to privacy, urban sociology, poverty and welfare ethnography.

Verda Uyar

Verda Uyar completed her BA degree in Sociology and Media and Communications double major program from Istanbul Bilgi University as of 2018. She attended Political Science and International Relations Courses at Sciences Po Paris, where she was an Erasmus exchange student for 6 months during 2015-2016 academic year. Before and during her bachelor degree, she participated to several journalism programs including one at European Forum, and completed her first internship at Hurriyet Newspaper’s International News Services. She is currently working as an editor at Turkey’s first political fact-checking website, Doğruluk Payı. Her research interests include political communication, social inequality and minority rights.