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Associate Prof. Department of Sociology, Istanbul University (Turkey)
Murat Şentürk, a sociologist of urban studies, is Associate Professor at Istanbul University. He received a Sociology MA [Life Strategies of the Indigent: The Districts of Küçük Mustafa Paşa and Balat (Istanbul) as Cases in Point] and PhD [Urban Interventıon in The City of Istanbul] from Istanbul University, Department of Sociology. He joined the Sociology faculty of Istanbul University faculty as Assistant Professor in 2013. In 2013, he was Visiting Scholar at the City University of New York (USA) The Graduate Center (Center for Place Culture and Politics). His research interests include urban interventions, urbanisms and politics, sociology of space, family, new media, digital culture, and the sociology of aging. He is the director of the Center for Sociological Research and Urban Studies MA Program. Volunteering Academy and Be Volunteer İstanbul in Istanbul University established by Şentürk with his friends. Nowadays he is managing Turkey Volunteering Research (supported by Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs) and Turkey Aging and Retirement Research (supported by Darülaceze Foundation). He is a member of the steering committee Marmara Urban Forum (Marmara Municipality Association), the science board of the City Thought Center (by Esenler Municipality), and a member of the jury of Urban Studies Awards (by Zeytinburnu Municipality).

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Faculty of Literature
Department of Sociology
Department of Applied Sociology


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