We started our journey of translation with GD 2.4. At the beginning it was difficult to find and organize people who would be willing to be part of this adventure. But now, the editorial team is more or less settled. We live and work in different cities of Turkey. Despite the considerable geographical distances that separate us, we manage to keep our labor alive via digital media. That is the short history of Global Dialogue’s Turkish Team. Below you can see who we are in more detail.
Dr. Aytül Kasapoğlu is currently a Professor at Ankara University’s Department of Sociology and she is mainly interested in sociology of disaster, sociology of health and illness, methods in social sciences, and the study of social problems.
Dr. Nilay Çabuk Kaya is currently a Professor at Ankara University’s Department of Sociology and she is mainly interested in gender issues and sociology of development.
Dr. Günnur Ertong graduated from Bilkent University in 2003 with a BA and from Ankara University in 2005 with an MA, both in the field of economics. In 2011 she received her PhD degree in sociology from Ankara University for her thesis Trust in the Health System and Patient-Physician Relationship. Dr. Ertong worked at the Turkish Ministry of Health from 2007 to 2012. She is currently working at the Social Statistics, Research and Development Unit of Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council. Her main research interests include trust in the health system, violence towards health workers, and, more recently, children at risk.
Dr. Zuhal Yonca Odabaş graduated from Ankara University in 2000, after which she got her MA in sociology from the Middle East Technical University. In 2009 she received her PhD degree in sociology from Ankara University for her dissertation on Disaster Management and Gender. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ataturk University and her areas of interest are sociology of health and illness, sociology of disaster, and gender issues.
Gizem Güner graduated with an economics degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara in 2013. She is planning to do an MA in sociology and she is interested in questions of violence and its intersection with class and ethnicity. She has been in Global Dialogue’s Turkish team since January, 2013 and currently works in a private enterprise as an internal auditor.
Zeynep Baykal graduated from the Political Science department at İstanbul’s Bilgi University. She received her MA from the Sociology Department at the Middle East Technical University. Her thesis, Construction of Armenian Identity in Turkey: The case of Yeşilköy, was given an award by the Turkish Social Science Association in 2013. She is now doing her PhD in sociology at the Middle East Technical University. She is working on ethnicity, identity, cultural studies, and sociology of art. She is also interested in theater critics and dramaturgy and she continues to take courses at İstanbul University’s Theater Critics and Dramaturgy Department. She has been involved in Global Dialogue’s Turkish team since October 2012.