Academic Experience


Ayşe Buğra, Professor
The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History
Bogaziçi University
34342 Bebek-Istanbul / Turkey

phone:   +90-212-359 44 82 / 75 65 (Social Policy Forum)
fax:       +90-212-265 80 03 (Atatürk Institute)



  • Research Experience and Positions

European Community Action Programme to Combat Social Exclusion: Non-governmental experts in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in Turkey.

UNDP Project on “Social Assistance through Contribution to Public Welfare”, Boğaziçi University Social Policy Forum, 2004-

“Workers and Unions in Turkey”, Boğaziçi University Social Policy Forum, 2004- 2005.

UNDP Project on “The Current Transformation of the Turkish Welfare Regime”, Boğaziçi University, 2002.

Visiting researcher, The Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University, February 2002.

Visiting researcher on “Political Economy of Islam in Contemporary Turkey”, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Fall 1999.

TESEV/Friedrich Ebert Foundation Project “Islamic Economic Organizations in Turkey: A Survey”, Boğaziçi University, 1998.

“Current Industrial Developments in Gaziantep and Denizli”, joint project organized by the Turkish State Planning Organization, State Institute of Statistics and Capital Market Board, Boğaziçi University, 1997-1998.

Ford Foundation project “Evolution of Consumption Patterns in Turkey: A Study on the Formation of Needs and Mechanisms of Need Satisfaction”, Center for Comparative Institutional and Economic Change, Boğaziçi University, 1995-1996 and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Fall 1996.

Visiting researcher on “Comparative State-Business Relations”, Business History Unit, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1990-1991.

Ford Foundation project “State, Policy Networks and the New Economic Strategy in Turkey”, Boğaziçi University, 1988-1990.

Researcher in collaboration with K. Polanyi-Levitt, Canadian International Development Agency project “The Role of Canadian Universities in Relation to International Development, McGill University, 1983-1985.

Researcher and Consultant, New Democratic Party of Canada Report on the Inquiry into Chartered Bank Profits, Ottawa, House of Commons, 1982.

Consultant, Union of Municipalities in the Marmara Region, Istanbul, 1980.
Research Assistant, “A Study of Production of Technology” under the direction of J.Sabato, University of Montreal, 1978.

Research Assistant, “Groupe de Recherche en Economie de l’Energie”, Laval University, 1975-1976.

  • Teaching Experience

Boğaziçi University, Atatürk Institute of Modern Turkish History, 2004-

Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, 1985- 2004.

McGill University, Department of Economics, 1981-1983.

Sherbrooke University, Department of Economics, 1983 (One graduate seminar in development economics).

Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, 1980-1981.

Teaching Assistant, McGill University, Department of Economics, 1979.

  • Administrative Positions

Founding Director, Boğaziçi University Social Policy Forum, 2004-

Director, Center for Comparative Institutional and Economic Change, Bogaziçi University, 1994-

Director, Institute of Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences, Boğaziçi University, 2000-2001.

Vice-dean, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bogaziçi University, 1993-1994.

Vice-chairperson, Department of Economics, Bogaziçi University, 1988-1990.