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Aybike Alkan Ph.D.


Einstein Junior Fellow

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of History of Technology at the TU Berlin


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Research priorities

  • Politics of Expertise
  • Technology Transfer
  • Water Infrastructures
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Environmental History

Short biography

  • Since Oct 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of History of Technology at the TU Berlin
  • Aug 2021: Ph.D. degree in Sociology, Koç University, Turkey
  • Sep 2019 – May 2020: Visiting Assistant in Research at Yale University, Macmillan Center, USA
  • 2018 Feb-May: International Visiting Research Trainee at the History Department, York University, Canada
  • 2014 - 2021 Research and Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University, Turkey
  • Aug 2014: M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, Koç University, Turkey
  • 2012 – 2014: Researcher at Systems Lab, Graduate School of Engineering, Koç University, Turkey
  • June 2012: B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Alkan, A., Erol, M., and Kasdogan, D. (forthcoming). Placing STS in and through Turkey. Revised and submitted for the Engaging Science, Technology, and Society Places and Spaces Special Collection.
  • Ergin, M., and Alkan, A. (2019). Academic neo-colonialism in writing practices: Geographic markers in three journals from Japan, Turkey and the US. Geoforum, 104, 259-266.
  • Alkan, A. (2018). Bilim ve Teknoloji Çalısmalarında Altyapılar: GAP’ın Kara Kutusu (Infrastructures in STS: The Black-box of Southeast Anatolia Project). Toplum ve Bilim, 144, 105-124.


  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
  • 2017-present: One of the founding members of IstanbuLab: Science, Technology and Society Platform in Turkey, https://stsistanbul.org

Scholarships and Honours

  • 2021 - 2023: Einstein Junior Scholars Fellowship
  • 2015 - 2021: Koç University Full Scholarship during Ph.D. studies
  • 2019 - 2020: Fulbright Fellowship for Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program
  • 2014 - 2018: Scholar of Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • 2012 - 2014: Koç University Full Scholarship during M.Sc. studies


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