PhD Dissertations

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2022 Erdal Kurğan The Concept of “Meşrutiyet” in the Context of the Secularization of Legal and Political Knowledge in Ottoman Empire (1860-1911)   Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek & Prof. Dr. Nurullah Ardıç
2022 Mustafa Batman Tax Revolts in the  Late Ottoman Empire: Conflict, Negotiation, Pacification 1876-1908 Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2022 Mustafa İlter State Bureaucracy and Power in the late Ottoman Empire (1908-1913)    Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2022 Önder Uçar The Massacres of 1909: Violence in Revolutionary Context in Adana and its Hinterland Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2021 Ayşe Köse Badur A Civil Unionist: The Biography of Mehmed Cavid Bey, 1876–1926 Prof. Dr. Asım Karaömerlioğlu & Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2021 Barış Hasan Greek foreign policy towards Turkey under PASOK rule of 1981-1989 Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2021 Berk Koç Locals and Migrants in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Study of State-Society and Intercommunal Relations in the Izmit District, 1877-1914 Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek & Prof. Dr. Alexandre Toumarkine
2021 Murat Sahir Devres The Turkish Mission Civilisatrice? Governance of Dersim as an Internal Colony (1927-1952) Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2021 Özlem Dilber Fashion, Handicraft and Women Between the Wars in Turkey: Modernization, Nationalism and Women’s Movement Prof. Dr. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2021 Somer Alp Şimşeker Ottoman Intelligence: The Second Branch and Its Operational Characteristics, 1914-1918 Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2020 İpek Tan Çelebi The Advertising Industry in Turkey: The Field, History and Recent Trajectory Doç. Dr. Ziya Umut Türem
2020 Jahja Muhasilović Turkey’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sandžak Region (2002-2017) Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2020 Okan Ceylan A Social History of Rice in Turkey Prof. Dr. Mehmet Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2020 Özkan Akpınar Reclaiming the Empire: Environment, Marshes and Hydraulic Engineering in the late Ottoman Period Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2020 Ummahan Ceren Ünlü Utopia and History: Political Movements, the Explosion of Communication and Education, and Unimaginable Encounters in the 1960s and 1970s in Turkey Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı & Prof. Dr. Şaziye Meltem Ahıska
2019 Ayşecan Kartal Debating Turkish Health Reform Doç. Dr. Berna Yazıcı
2019 Başak Akgül Kovankaya Negotiating Nature: Ecology, Politics, and Nomadism in the Forests of Mediterranean Anatolia, (1870-1920) Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2019 Deniz Pelek Migrant Workers in Turkish Agriculture: Patterns of Mobility and Dispossession, (1990-2018) Doç. Dr. Ziya Umut Türem
2019 Ekin Mahmuzlu Agrarian and commercial change in The Southeastern Black Sea region: Production, ecology, and institutions (1850s-1910s) Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk ; Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2019 Erhan Bektaş The Ulema in the late-Ottoman Empire (1880-1920):The formation of professional ulema identity Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2019 Naz Uyulur The (re)production of Conservatism in Conservative Media in Turkey: An Analysis of Yeni Şafak and Sabah Newspapers in the AKP Period Prof. Dr. Mehmet Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2019 Sevecen Tunç A Game of Two Halves: The Making of Professional Football in Turkey, 1946-1963 Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2018 Çiğdem Oğuz The Struggle Within: “Moral Crisis” on the Ottoman Homefront During the First World War Prof. Dr. M. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2018 Ece Cihan Ertem Conceptual Change of an Occupation: Transformation of Teaching in Turkey in Neoliberal Times (1980 2013) Prof. Dr. M. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2018 Gülseren Duman Koç Governing a Frontier Sancak in the Ottoman Empire: Notables, Tribes, and Peasants of Muş (1820s-1870s) Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2018 Hüseyin Sert Memory of an Institution: The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turkish Diplomats in the 1960-1980 Period Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2018 Sırrı Emrah Üçer Alo Kapitalizm: Turkish Telecommunications Policy in the Context of an Outward-Oriented Development Strategy Assist. Prof. Ziya Umut Türem
2017 Ahmet Alış The Kurdish Ethnoregional movement in. Turkey: From class to nation (1959-1974) and from nation to revolution (1974-1984) Prof. Dr. Mehmet Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2017 Alaaddin Tok From wood to coal: The Energy economy in Ottoman Anatolia and the Balkans (1750-1914) Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2017 Barış Zeren The Formation of Constitutional Rule: The Politics of Ottomanism between de jure and de facto (1908-1913) Yar. Dç. Dr. Seda Altuğ
2017 Gözde Orhan Korkmaz The Production of Space in Dersim in the 2000s Prof. Dr. Çağlar Keyder & Yar. Doç. Dr. Ziya Umut Türem
2017 Hüseyin Yener Erköse Labor Process in the Service Sector: The Case of Tourism Service Workers in Holiday Villages on the Southern Cpast of Turkey, 1980-2012 Doç. Dr. Berna Yazıcı
2017 Kadir Temiz The Rise of China and the Middle East: Chinese foreign policy towards Iran, Israel and Turkey (2001-2011) Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2017 Mehmet Polatel Armenians and the Land Question in the Ottoman Empire 1870-1914 Yar. Dç. Dr. Seda Altuğ
2017 Müge Özbek Single, Poor women in Istanbul, 1850-1915: Prostitution, Sexuality, and Female Labor Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kırlı
2017 Murat Yolun From the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic: Biology as politics and philosophy (1908-1938) Prof. Dr. Mehmet Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2016 Alpkan Birelma In Search of the Working Class: Workers’ Subjectivities and Resistance in an Istanbul Neighborhood Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2016 Aude Aylin de Tapia Orthodox Christians and Muslims of Cappadocia: Intercommunal Relations in an Ottoman Rural Context (1839-1923) Assoc. Prof. Cengiz Kırlı & Prof. Dr. Meropi Anastassiadou
2016 Ebru Işıklı The Role of the Private Employment Agencies in the Making of Employability in Turkey Prof. Ayşe Buğra
2016 Gülce Başer Pursuit of New Antagonist Discourses: Politics in the Poetry of the 1980s Prof. Dr. Duygu Köksal
2016 Hatice Selen Akçalı Uzunhasan Political Propaganda During the Single-Party Regime in Turkey (1931-1946) Prof. Dr. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2016 Mehmet Ertan Alevism in Politics: Possibilities and Limits of Alevi Identity Politics Prof. Ayşe Buğra
2015 Deniz Arzuk Kocadere “Cut the Kids in Half”: New Urban Childhoods in Turkey Through the Lens of the Mainstream Media, 1977-1997 Prof. Ayşe Buğra
2015 Emirhan Yorulmazlar The Role of Ideas in Turkish Foreign Policy: The JDP-Davutoglu paradigm and Its Role after 2002 Prof. Dr. Kemal Kirişçi & Prof. Dr. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2015 Esra Bilgiç The Role of the Mainstream Newspapers in the Consolidation of the Turkish National Identity: 1934-1937 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu Köksal
2015 Hazal Pabuççular War or Peace? The Dodecanese Islands in Turkish Foreign and Security Policy (1923-1947) Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2015 Uğur Bayraktar Yurtluk-Ocaklıks: Land, Politics of Notables and Society in Ottoman Kurdistan, 1820-1890 Assoc. Prof. Cengiz Kırlı & Prof. Hamit Bozarslan
2014 Falma Fshazi Morality, Loyalty and Citizenship: the Organization of Youth in Interwar Albania Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna & Prof. Dr. Nathalie Clayer
2014 Fırat Genç Politics in Concrete: Social Production of Space in Diyarbakır, 1999-2014 Prof. Dr. Çağlar Keyder
2014 İbrahim Murat Kasapsaraçoğlu In the Shadow of Nuclear Arms: The Middle East and Turkey in the 1950s Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2014 Osman Savaşkan State Rescaling and the Dynamics of Government-Business Relations in Two Turkish Cities Prof. Ayşe Bugra
2014 Özgür Burçak Gürsoy The Struggling Tobacco Policies: Political Economy of Tobacco in Turkey, 1938-1984 Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2013 Azer Kılıç Identity, Interest, and Politics: the Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2013 Hakkı Başgüney Literary Prodution, Currents and Politics between 1960 and 1980 in Turkey Prof. Dr. Paul Dumont & Prof Dr. Zafer Toprak
2013 Muzaffer Kaya The Emergence and Development of a Satellite Industrial Town at the Edge of the Istanbul Metropolitan Area: Çerkezköy Prof. Dr. Çağlar Keyder
2013 Özlem Akkaya The Construction of Gendered Subjectivities of Female Broadcast Professionals within TRT (1964 – 1989) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu Köksal
2012 Betül Açıkgöz The Epistemological Conflict in the Narratives of Elementary School Textbooks (1908-1924): Islamic and Secular Insights into Education Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2012 Ceren Ilikan Gülser Rasimoglu The Foundation of a Professional Group: Physicians in the Nineteenth Century Modernizing Ottoman Empire (1839-1908) Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2012 Gül Özateşler The Forced Dislocation of Gypsy People from the Town of Bayramiş, Çanakkale in 1970 Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2012 Ikbal Elif Mahir Metinsoy Poor Ottoman Turkish Women during World War I: Women’s Experiences and Politics in Everyday Life, 1914-1923 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu Köksal
2011 Barış Alp Özden Working Class Formation in Turkey, 1946-1962 Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek
2011 E. Tutku Vardağlı Tobacco Labor Politics in the Ottoman Thessaloniki Province: Cross-Communal and Cross-Gender Relations Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2011 Ebru Aykut Alternative Claims on Justice and Law: Rural Arson and Poison Murder in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire Assoc. Prof. Cengiz Kırlı
2011 Şeyda Barlas Bozkuş Turkey in the Global Art Scene: Dual Narratives in the Politics of International Exhibitions After 1980s Assoc. Prof. Duygu Köksal
2011 Yunus Emre Social Democracy in the Periphery? The Case of the RPP of Turkey Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2010 Murat Metinsoy Everyday Politics of Ordinary People: Public Opinion, Dissent and Resistance In Early Republican Turkey, 1925-1939 Assoc. Prof. M. Asim Karaömerlioğlu
2009 Emin Alper Student Movement in Turkey from a Global Perspective, 1960-1971 Prof. Dr. Çaglar Keyder
2009 Sinan Yıldırmaz From "Imaginary" To "Real": A Social History of the Peasantry in Turkey (1945-1960) Assoc. Prof. M. Asım Karaömerlioğlu
2008 Asena Günal Health and Citizenship in Republican Turkey: An Analysis of the Socialization of Health Services in Republican Historical Context Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2008 Birsen Talay Keşoglu Socialist Women's Organizations in Turkey 1975-1980 Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2008 Devrim Dumludağ Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries : The Role of Institutions Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk
2008 Düriye Fatma Türe Images of Istanbul Women in the 1920s Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2006 Mesut Özcan Harmonization of Foreign Policies of Turkey and the European Union: The Case of the Middle East Prof. Dr. Aydın Babuna
2005 Hatice Ahu Hatipkarasulu Making Sense of Mafia in Turkey: Conceptual Framework and a Preliminary Evolution Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra
2005 Hulusi Akar Harbord Military Mission to Armenia: The Story of An American Fact Finding Mission and Its Effects on Turkish-American Relations Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2005 Nurşen Gürboğa Mine Workers, the State and War: The Eregli-Zonguldak Coal Basin as the Site of Contest, 1920-1947 Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2004 Mehmet Cem Akaş Collective Political Action In The Turkish Press (1950-1980) Asst. Prof. Ahmet Kuyaş
2004 Oya Dağlar War, Epidemics and Medicine in the Ottoman Empire From the Balkan Wars Through Great War (1912-1918) Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2004 Tuncay Zorlu Technological Developments in the Ottoman Navy During the Reign of Selim III Assoc. Prof. Günhan Danisman
2003 Erol Köroğlu From Propaganda To National Identity Construction: Turkish Literature And The First World War, 1914-1918 Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2002 Fahriye Dinçer Formulations of Semahs in Relation to the Question of Alevi Identity in Turkey Assoc. Prof. Duygu Köksal
2002 Kemal Milani Constitutional Revolutions: Iran (1906) and the Ottoman Empire (1908) Compared Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2002 Kıvanç Ulusoy Governing Spain towards the European Union: A Comparative Perspective for Turkish Candidacy Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2001 Güven Bakirezer Turkish Liberalism and the Social Question (1908-1945) Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2000 Cüneyd Okay An Intellectual of the Constitutional Period "Nüzhet Sabit": His Life, Personality and Views Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
2000 Suphi S. Galip Kemalism as a Political Economic Model for Industrialization in Turkey Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk
1999 Bülent Aras Political and Economic Cooperation and Integration between Turkey and Azerbaijan: An Analysis of Turkey's Mid to Long Term Regional Policy Prof. Dr. Sevket Pamuk
1999 Nevra Ersari Gözübüyük The Democrat Party and the State Radio (1946-1960) Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
1999 Sevilay Saral Kurhan Muhsin Ertuðrul: His Years at the Ýstanbul City Theater (1959-1976) Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
1998 Enver Dersan Civilian Control of the Military and the Contemporary Implementations in Turkey Prof. Dr. Zafer Toprak
1997 Tamiko Nozawa Dursun The Press and Democratization in Turkey and Japan Prof. Dr. Selçuk Esenbel
1996 Nur N. Özmel Akın The Diplomatic Mission of Rauf Orbay in Turkey's London Embassy During the Second World War Prof. Dr. Selim Deringil
1993 Emine Tirali "Human rights : an analysis of the institutional framework of global protection system," Prof. Dr. Mim Kemal Öke
1993 Emir Turam The Impact of Television Upon Political Life Prof. Dr. Mim Kemal Öke
1992 Ayşe Tekdal "British policy (in palestine) towards the establishment of a Jewish national home, 1915-1929," Prof. Dr. Mim Kemal Öke
1992 Özden Zeynep Alantar Turkey On the Agenda of the League of Nations Prof. Dr. Mim Kemal Öke
1991 Kemal Kahraman Marmaduke W. Pickthall: His Life, Thought Political Actions Prof. Dr. Mim Kemal Öke