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Visiting scholar to study urbanization in Turkey

Azat Gündoğan

The <a href="">Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies</a> welcomes Azat Gündoğan as its 2016-17&nbsp;Visiting Research Scholar. His appointment&nbsp;is made possible in part by a fellowship from the Institute of International Education <a href="">Scholar Rescue Fund</a>.&nbsp;

Gündoğan's research interests include globalization and global city formation, socio-spatial and ethnic inequalities, neoliberal urban renewal projects, community struggles, and social movements in the Middle East.

He is currently working on a manuscript, provisionally titled <em>Peripheral Urbanization and Urban Politics in the Istanbul City-Region</em>. His&nbsp;research seeks to develop a holistic understanding of how the relentless growth of Istanbul – now classified as a third-tier global city – has formed and transformed its surroundings, and how the makers of peripheral cities, migrant laborers, have negotiated living and working conditions in relation&nbsp;to the outlying status of their cities.

Gündoğan’s methodology involves archival research in official archives and local and national periodicals, ethnography, and governance and policy analysis. His work has been supported by the Middle East Research Competition of the Ford Foundation, the&nbsp;<a href="">Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies</a>, and the <a href="">Sakip Sabanci International Research Award</a>.

Prior to coming to Cornell, Gündoğan held assistant professorships at University of Michigan-Flint and Mardin Artuklu University in&nbsp;Turkey.

Azat&nbsp;Gündoğan received his PhD&nbsp;in Sociology from Binghamton University for his work on peripheral urbanization and satellite city formation in the Istanbul area.&nbsp;He obtained a master’s degree in political science from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Marmara University in Istanbul.

Gündoğan will be located in&nbsp;Uris Hall, in the offices of the <a href="">Cornell Institute for European Studies</a>.