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Duygu Kasdogan

Position

Faculty Member; Convenor of IstanbuLab

Biography

I am an anthropologist, active in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). I am currently a research associate in the Division of Urbanization and Environmental Problems at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey. My research and teaching focus on sustainability studies, urban infrastructures, political ecology, and bioeconomies. I completed my doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies Program at York University, Canada (2017).  My dissertation investigated the potentiation of algae as sustainable resource for bioenergy economies through a multi-sited ethnographic research conducted in the United States and Turkey. I was also a visiting researcher in the Anthropology Department at the MIT in 2013-2014, and a research fellow in the Sociology Department at Koç University under the TÜBİTAK Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme fellowship programme in 2016-2017. As the founding member of IstanbuLab (Science, Technology, and Society Research Platform in Turkey), I actively collaborate with STS scholars in a number of research projects related to social and cultural studies of science as well as co-curating STS Talks public event series to support the democratization of science in Turkey. Extending from the work on the special exhibit STS Across Borders, I have also recently initiated the experimental platform Transnational STS Working Group towards contributing to the transnational character of the field.