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Doctoral - PhD in Anthropology at Yeditepe University: Tuition: $8000 USD Full Program (Scholarship Available)

The human is in the centre of anthropology. Individual, the interaction between individuals, communities, relationships between communities, culture in its broadest definition and cultural diversity, as historical or modern phenomena are among the interests of anthropology. Anthropology, which is related to the disciplines such as sociology, geography, history, linguistics employs various methods that they invented. On the other hand, since the very beginning, the tradition of anthropology largely have drawn upon ethnographic methods that are most helpful for the collection of an in-depth data about communities and contributed to the development and perfection of such methods. Hence, the creative use of ethnographic methods, which are functional for the investigation of the semantic world along with the material basis of everyday life is among the distinctive traits of anthropologists.

Upon graduation, our graduates can work in different fields such as academic settings, research companies, museums, media companies, public institutions like DIE, DPT, foundations, international organisations like UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, WHO. Moreover, as it is the case in other social sciences, proper education in anthropology presents a novel perspective to work in different sectors. During recent years, anthropology has become a popular field of occupation in areas such as advertisement and market studies in the private sector. 

The research fields of our faculty are listed below:

Assoc. Prof. Egemen Yılgür: Urban poverty, Urban History, Urban Anthropology, Urban Sociology, Political Anthropology, Labour History, Peripatetics and late-Peripatetics, Romani Studies, Hunter-Gatherers, Urbanisation and Urban Poverty in the Late-Ottoman Empire.

Assist. Prof. Alexander Wasse: Neolithic and Chalcolithic of the Levant, Cyprus, Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Arabia, Prehistory of the Black Desert, Jordan, Pastoralism in the archaeological record, Ethnoarchaeology of nomadic/mobile societies, Archaeology of animals and birds, Human responses to climatic and environmental change, Prehistoric art and rock art

Assist. Prof. Ferzan Durul: The Anthropology of Human Rights, The Philosophical Basis of Human Rights, Historical Basis of Human Rights, Philosophical Anthropology, Ethnographic Research Methods, Educational Anthropology (Human Rights Education), Humanities, East and South-East Anatolia Field Studies, The Study of Indigenous Communities in Kanawaki Region in Canada: Mohawk

Assist. Prof. Hilal Horzumlu Tuztaş: Anthropology of Mobility, Nomadism, Visual Anthropology, Rural Anthropology, Urban Anthropology

Visiting Scholars

Assoc. Prof. Ebru Kayaalp: Cultural Anthropology, Ethnography, Science and Technology Studies, Disaster Studies, Risk and Uncertainty, Anthropocene, Neoliberalism, Agriculture, Governmentality, Regulation, Ethnography of Media, Media and Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender, Race and Class.

Assist. Prof. Ali Sipahi: Late Ottoman and Republican history, urban studies, historical anthropology, philosophy of history, collective violence

Assist. Prof. Gözde Dalan: Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Communication Theories, Research Methods, Media Studies

Assist. Prof. Kiraz Huri Özdoğan: Ecology, Ethnicity, Animal and Plant Studies

Assist. Prof. Mehmet Tolga Uslu: Historical Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Sociology of Economics, Humanities

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