• since 04/2014
    Doctoral studies at the Teaching and Research Unit for Theory of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University
    "The Stage of the State: Opera Architecture and Cultural Politics in Turkey 1923-1953"

Lectures and conference papers

  • "Performing the Nation-State: Opera architecture, cultural politics and the city in Early Republican Turkey"
    International Conference "Groove the City 2020: Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music",
    14.02.2020, Leuphana University of Lueneburg
  • "Monumentality in transformation: Aesthetics and politics of opera architecture in Early Republican Turkey"
    International Conference "On Monumentality",
    06.04.2019, Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece
  • "Staging the nation state: Opera architecture and cultural politics in Early Republican Turkey"
    Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Panel "The Staging of Politics in the MENA Region",
    20.07.2018, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla
  • "From the flagship of modernism into the symbol of a turning point: The conversion of the Ankara Exhibition Hall into the Turkish State Opera"
    Fifth ENIUGH Congress, Panel "Towards a global history of music venues since the late 19th century",
    02.09.2017, Central European University, Budapest
  • "Temples of the Secular State: Opera Designs in Early Republican Turkey"
    Emerging Scholars Symposium "Modernism Made Monumental",
    22.10.2016, University of Georgia, Athens, USA