Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr



Assistant Professor, Food and Sustainability,  Urban and Rural Development


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science, 2019


New School for Social Research, Politics, 2012, New York University, Politics, 2010


Sabanci University, Social and Political Sciences, 2008

High School

Uskudar American Academy, 2004

Research Areas

Food and Sustainability, Alternative Food Networks, Global Food Movements, Urban-Rural Dynamics, Political Economy of Turkish Agriculture, Role of Agriculture in Liberal Political Thought and Critiques of Capitalism


Food and Sustainability, Food Culture in Films



Dr. Turkkan received her PhD from University of Massachusetts Amherst (2019) in Political Science. Her doctoral research is in the field of political theory, focusing on the relationship between urban provisioning and sovereignty. She continues to work on political economy of Turkish agriculture, Istanbul's provisioning and urban-rural dynamics, role of agriculture in liberal political thought and critiques of capitalism. Her two most recent research projects 1) explore conceptualizations of citizenship and democracy in Istanbul's alternative food networks and 2) place Istanbul's food banks within a necroeconomic/political framework