Boğaziçi Sociology is committed to rigorous research in critical and public social science. Below are some products of that commitment.   



Ceren Özselçuk serves on the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism.


Zafer Yenal and Cengiz Kırlı (B.U. Atatürk Institute) are the current editors of New Perspectives on Turkey.



Tuna Kuyucu, 2020. "The Great Failure: The Roles of Institutional Conflict and Social Movements in the Failure of Regeneration Initiatives in Istanbul." Urban Affairs Review.

Bülent Küçük & Buket Türkmen, 2020. "Remaking the public through the square: invention of the new national cosmology in Turkey." British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 47:2, 247-263. 

Zafer Yenal, 2020.“Politics of seed: The awakening of a landrace wheat and its prospects,” Journal of Peasant Studies, (co-authored with Derya Nizam) January, 2020.

Meltem Ahıska, 2010. Occidentalism in Turkey: Questions of Modernity and National Identity in Turkish Radio Broadcasting. London: I. B. Tauris.

Ayfer Bartu Candan and Biray Kolluoğlu, 2008. “Emerging Spaces of Neoliberalism: A Gated Town and a Public Housing Project in Istanbul.” New Perspectives on Turkey 39:5-46.


Biray Kolluoğlu and Meltem Toksöz (eds.), 2010. Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottomans to the Present Day. London: I. B. Tauris.

Tuna Kuyucu, 2015. "Comparative Analysis of Urban Redevelopment Projects in Three Turkish Cities”, Urban Affairs Review 51(3): 381-413.

Tuna Kuyucu, 2014. “Law, Property and Ambiguity: The Uses and Abuses of Legal Ambiguity in Remaking Istanbul’s Informal Settlements”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(2): 609-627.


Bülent Küçük, 2009.“Borders of Europe: Fantasies of Identity in the Enlargement Debate on Turkey.” New Perspectives on Turkey 41:89-115.


Ceren Özselçuk and Yahya Madra, 2010. “Enjoyment as an Economic Factor: Reading Marx with Lacan.” Subjectivity 3(3): 323-347.


Çağlar Keyder and Zafer Yenal, 2011. “Agrarian Change under Globalization: Markets and Insecurity in Turkish Agriculture.” Journal of Agrarian Change 11(1): 60-86.




Faruk Birtek and Thalia Dragonas (ed.), 2005. Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey. London: Routledge.

Nilüfer Göle, 1996. The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Haldun Gülalp, 2003. "Whatever Happened to Secularization? The Multiple Islams in Turkey." The South Atlantic Quarterly 102(2/3): 381-395.

Metin Heper, Ayşe Öncü, and Heinz Kremer (eds.), 1993. Turkey and the West: Changing Political and Cultural Identities. London: I. B. Tauris.


Deniz Kandiyoti, 1977. “Sex Roles and Social Change: A Comparative Appraisal of Turkey"s Women.” Signs 3(1):57-73.


Çağlar Keyder (ed.), 1999. Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield.

Ferhunde Özbay, 1991. "Changes in Women's Activities Both Inside and Outside the Home." In Şirin Tekeli (ed.), Women in Modern Turkish Society. London: Zed Books.

Frederic C. Shorter and Belgin Tekçe, 1984. "Determinants of Child Mortality: A Study of Squatter Settlements in Jordan." Population and Development Review 10:257-280.




Ari Adut, 2005. “A Theory of Scandal: Victorians, Homosexuality, and the Fall of Oscar Wilde.” American Journal of Sociology 111(1):213-248.


Elif Andaç, 2009. “Transnational Ideologies and State Building: The Ottoman Empire in Transition.” Political Power and Social Theory 20:133-166.  


Mücahit Bilici, 2011. “Homeland Insecurity: How Immigrant Muslims Naturalize America in Islam.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53(3): 595-622.


Kurtuluş Gemici, 2012.“Uncertainty and Markets.” Theory and Society.

Fatma Müge Göçek, 2011. The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era. London: I. B. Tauris.

Elif Kale-Lostuvalı, 2007. “Negotiating State Provision: State-Citizen Encounters in the Aftermath of the Izmit Earthquake.” Sociological Quarterly 48(4):745-767.


Dicle Koğacıoğlu, 2004. “The Tradition Effect: Framing Honor Crimes in Turkey.” differences 15(2): 118-151.


Cenk Özbay, 2010. “Nocturnal Queers: Rent Boys' Masculinity in Istanbul.” Sexualities 13(5): 645-663.


Esra Özyürek, 2006. Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey. Durham: Duke University Press.


Cihan Tuğal, 2009. Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism. Stanford: Stanford University Press.


Berna Turam, 2007. Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement. Stanford: Stanford University Press.