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I. PERSONAL DATA

 

- Erginsoy, Guliz Fatma 

- Social Security: State Pension Fund 

- Office: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, No: 24, Findikli, 34427, Istanbul, Turkey

- Web-site: www.msu.edu.tr

- Office contact numbers: Phone: 90-212-245 5239, 90-212-236 6936/181-129-120 / Facsimile: 90-212-243 2048, 90–212-236 0544

- E-mail: guliz@erginsoy.com (preferred mail)/erginsoy@msu.edu.tr 

- Citizen of Turkey, Female, Married, No other citizenship held, Has one child

II. CURRENT POSITION AND STATUS

 

- May 05, 2007 – Present: Senior Lecturer, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sociology

- February 05 – May 04, 2007 (on leave from university): UNFPA, Sudan Country Office, Khartoum

- July 18, 2005 – November 28, 2006: Vice President, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

- 1993 – Present: Senior Lecturer (Full Professor) Department of Sociology

- March 10, 2004 – July 15, 2005: Vice Dean, Faculty of Science And Letters

- 2002 – March 08, 2005: Member of The Faculty Council 

- 2002 – March 08, 2005: Member of The Faculty Executive Committee 

- 1993 - July 18, 2005: Vice Chair, Department of Sociology

Faculty of Sciences & Letters, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

III. EDUCATION

Diplomas and degrees:

- March 08, 2005: Earned the title of Professorship according to the Higher Education Law.

- November 26, 1999: Associate Professorship, the Republic of Turkey, Inter University Council, Ankara, Turkey.

- May 26, 1984: Assistant Professorship, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.

- April 26, 1984: PhD, Istanbul University, Social Sciences Institute, Sociology, Istanbul, Turkey ‘Articulation of Formal and Informal Sector: The Example of Besiktas Bazaar Vendors in Istanbul’ Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Cahit Tanyol.

- June 28, 1979 Diploma: B.A. Bosphorous University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Sociology, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 1973-1974: Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Archeology, Freshman.

- 1966 - July 02, 1973 Lycee Diploma: Social Science & Letters, Sisli Terakki High School, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Certificates:

* International

- 17 May – 07 June 2001 Certificate: Conflict Resolution and Preventive Diplomacy, Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington D.C., USA.

- 24 - 25 May 2001 Certificate: Conflict Transformation Skills Workshop, Institute for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.

 

Language:

- 11/21/1994 Certificate: Achievement of Foreign Language-English, the Republic of Turkey, Inter University Council, Ankara, Turkey.

- 06/1974 Certificate: British Council & Cambridge University, English language proficiency, Istanbul, Turkey.
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IV. RESEARCH

 

a. Research/Project Funded by Public International Sector

- 1999: NIZW (The Netherlands Institute of Social Care and Welfare)

‘The Combined Activities of NGO’s for Young Women in Distress and Their Mothers in Istanbul’ chapter for Comprehensive Development Programs for Socially Excluded Women’, published in 2002, as a follow up to the 4th meeting of the WHO – available on the Internet (see publications)

- 1997 – 1998: UNICEF

‘Girl Child and Teenage Female Sex Work in Istanbul Metropolitan Area’.
With Professor Esin Kuntay – available from UNICEF, Ankara, Turkey.

 

b. Research Funded Nationally

- 2000 – Present: ‘Loc villages of Kastamonu, Turkey: Gender, Identity and Locality’ Mimar Sinan University, Research Fund – (sponsored the first 12 months)

- 1999: The Affects of the Marmara Earthquake on Children’ Marmara University, Department of Psyhiatry & Mimar Sinan University, Department of Sociology, Istanbul.

 

c. Other Research

- 1998 – Present: Historical – Memoirs of World War I by Non-Commissioned Officer Huseyin Atif Bese: The Gallipoli (Anafartalar) and East Fronts (Mus/Kozma & Kortik Attacks).

- 1997 - 2000: A monography - Garipçe village, Istanbul Turkey: Gender Roles, The Perceptions and Practices of Women and Men With Respect To Globalisation and Communalisation’

- 1990 – Present: Oral history study - Narratives of the Greek minority population in Imbros island and Diaspora

- 1979 - 1984: Informal Sector in Istanbul, survey research for the doctoral thesis

 

V. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

a. Grants:

- 17 May – 07 June 2001 Participant to program on ‘Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution’ sponsored by the United States Department of State, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington DC, Virginia, Memphis, Tulsa, New York, USA.

-17 - 20 September 1998 Invited speaker: ‘The Compulsory Exchange of Populations Between Greece and Turkey: Assessment of The Consequences Of Lausanne 1923 (75th Anniversary)’ Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

 

b. Participatory Workshops Funded Internationally

- March 8, 2004 ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Prostitution) meeting, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul (sponsored by Consulate General of Belgium)

- 25 - 30 July 2001 Participant to seminar by UNOPS & Arizona State University: ‘From Separation to Collaboration : Keys to Successful Cooperation on Joint Projects in Cyprus & Between Greece & Turkey’, Brugge, Belgium.

- 14 July 2001 Participant to seminar sponsored by UNOPS: ‘From Separation to Collaboration: Keys to Successful Cooperation on Joint Projects in Cyprus & Between Greece and Turkey’, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 24 - 28 October 2000 Conference by IDE (Institut International Des Droits De L’Enfant) Foreigners, Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Illegal Migrants and the Rights of the Child, Sion, Switzerland.

- 4-5, 10, 17 - 18 September 1999: Workshop by Mimar Sinan University, Department of Sociology, Marmara University, Department of Psychiatry and The Centre for Mental Health and Trauma, Tel-Aviv, Israel, ‘The Marmara Earthquake and Post Trauma Stress Syndrome: Mechanisms for Societal Healing’, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

c. Consultant/Expert

* International

- 16 September 2001 – Present: European Commission, registered as expert (EE19982B05270)

* National

- 2002-2003: - Bar of Istanbul – Juvenile Criminology in Istanbul Metropolis (database and mapping)

- March 2001 – 2003: Ministry of Interior, Strategic Planning Department: For the establishment and functioning of a Refuge House for underage female sex workers in Istanbul, Turkey.

- The Governance of Istanbul: same as above.

 

d. Member to National Public Commissions, Co-Author to Sub-Commission Reports

- June 2000 - 2003: Watch Committee member on child labour and minority children for the Governance of Istanbul, Istanbul Children Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 29 February - 06 June 2000: Foundation for Istanbul Children (Ýstanbul Governance), ‘Children Under Special Conditions–working and minority children’, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 11 January 2000: Turkish Republic, State Planning Organisation, 8th Five years Development Plan, ‘Special Commission on Family and Children’, Ankara, Turkey.

- December 1999: Turkish Republic, State Planning Organisation, 8th Five Years Development Plan, ‘Special Commission on Children Working Under Very Difficult Circumstances, Ankara, Turkey.

- 9 - 11 September 1999: Turkish Republic, State Planning Organisation, 8th Five Years Development Plan, ‘Special Commission on Women’s Participation, Ankara, Turkey.

 

e. National Action Policy Recommendations and Reports

- January 2001: The State Ministry, General Directorate of Social Services, The Governance of Istanbul, Istanbul Social Services and Child Protection Institution, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Kuntay, Huma Bay: Istanbul Child House, Education and Community Centre.

- 21 January 2000: The Republic of Turkey, Social Services and Child Protection Institution in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Kuntay: First Station for Female Chidren Under Very Difficult Circumstances.

- June 1999: Republic of Turkey, Security General Directorate, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Küntay, Education Programs.

- July 1998: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior, The Governance of Istanbul, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Kuntay: Children Working in The Streets.

- June 1998: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior, The Governance of Istanbul, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Kuntay: Refuge House for Female Chidren Under Very Difficult Circumstances.

- June 1998: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior, The Governance of Istanbul, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Kuntay, Prof. Dr. Turkan Saylan: Street Children and Their Family Profiles in Istanbul.

 

f. Participatory Workshops (International-National)

- 19-20 December 2001: Turkish Republic, Ministry of Labour and Social Security and ILO/IPEC ‘Time Bound National Action Plan For the Elimination of Child Labour’ Istanbul, Turkey.

- 20-21 September 1999: Turkish Republic, Ministry of Labour and Social Security and ILO/IPEC ‘Education of Labour Inspectors about Child Workers’, Ankara, Turkey.

- 14 March 1998: The Responsibilities and Duties of the Public and NGO’s in rehabilitation of street children, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

g. Archive Studies

- 2003: Imperial War Museum

- February 1999: Turkish Republic, The Prime State Archives documents on minorities and Imbros between the years 1920-1948, Ankara, Turkey.

- September 1998: Harvard University Library, Boston, MA, USA

- February 1998: Public Record Office, documents on Imbros between the year 1924-1926 (Foreign Office Correspondence FO 371), London, UK

- February 1997: University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK

 

h. Joint Projects (Turkey)

- July 1998: By the order of the Governance of Istanbul, Research on Street Children conducted in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Esin Küntay.

 

i. Other International Professional Activities

- April 25-27, 2005 – Organiser: ‘Terror, Violence and Society" , Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of 
Sociology.

- 2001 – Organiser: The City and the Individual Facing the 21st Century’ Symposium, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey

- 1999 - Organiser: Children and Youth Facing the 21st Century’ Symposium, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey

- 1998 – Organiser: ‘Living on the Border’. Symposium, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey

- 1997 – Organiser: ‘Women Today’. Symposium, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey

- 1983 – Organiser: ‘Art & Architecture of the Last 100 Years in Turkey & Abroad’ 4th Istanbul Art Festival, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey

 

j. Editor

- 2003 - Member to the editorial board of Istanbul University Department of Sociology Journal

 

k. Voluntary Academic/Humanitarian Works

- 1989 – present: Preservation work for Imbros/Gokceada, Turkey.

- 2002 – present: Children Who Are Charged With Crimes According to the Code of Criminal Procedure: A Map of Istanbul for the Bar of Istanbul, Turkey

- 1999-2002: Fund raising and voluntary work for the establishment and functioning of The Refuge House for girl-child and teenage sex workers, in Beyoðlu, Istanbul, Turkey.

- January 2002: Invited lecturer of Basic Education Program on Human Rights and Communication for the candidate civil servants, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 13 November 2001: Invited speaker for the promotion and publicity for fund raising for the Refuge Centre for girl child and teenage female sex workers by Rotary, International Inner Wheel, Beyoðlu, Istanbul, Turkey.

- 13 - 14 & 20 - 21 November 1999 & 24 March 2001: Invited lecturer ‘Introduction to Sociology for university students’ Istanbul, Turkey.

Support for Contemporary Life Association, - Imbros Local History Studies (see www.tarihvakfi.org.tr)

- 1998 – 2003: As founding member and chair of the Association For The Protection and Development of Imbros island engages in a variety activities with regards to protection of the natural and cultural heritage of Imbrians.

 

l. Private Sector Research & Positions in EU Tenders

2002: Exandas, Greece: NGO Activity Networking & Empowerment in Turkey, EU Accession Projects, position in tender: Project Manager

2000: Irish Trade Mission in Turkey, coordination & matching of companies mutually from Turkey and Ireland (IBS Research Inc.).

1999: The Image of Turkey, In-depth interviews with 20 opinion leaders from media, NGO, law, medicine, business, IT sectors (IBS Research Inc.).

VI. WORK EXPERIENCE

- July 18, 2005 – Present: Vice President, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

- March 10, 2004 – July 18, 2005: Vice Dean, Faculty of Science And Letters

- 2002 – March 10, 2005: Member of The Faculty Council

- 2002 – March 10, 2005: Member of The Faculty Executive Committee

- 1993 - July 18, 2005: Vice Chair, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sciences & Letters, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul

- 1991–1993: Part time lecturer / Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sciences & Literature, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey; private sector media editor

- 1990-1991: Star Television, Assistant General Manager responsible from Promotion and Publicity, Istanbul, Turkey, supervise 40-production crew, journalists, and editors

- 1987-1989: Ardatex Inc, Managing Director, New York, NY, USA

- 1985: Assistant Professor, Social Science Institute, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey

- 1983-1984: Expert, Social Science Institute, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey

- 1974-1979: Research assistant to Professors Ayse Oncu (Sabanci University, Cultural Studies) and Deniz Kandiyoti (then Bosphorous University, now University of London, SOAS) consecutively for two years each on gender studies.

- Worked in the field application of questionnaires in various projects on gender and migration during her university education.

- Summer jobs as a student

- 1979: Researcher, Hurriyet Daily, Istanbul, Turkey

- 1978: Print editor, Apa Ofset Printing Inc., Istanbul, Turkey

- 1974: Office staff, Newberry & Company Inc., UK, Chartered Accountants, Istanbul branch, Turkey

VII. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

- March 08, 2005 – Present: Full Professor, Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Sociology, Istanbul, Turkey 

- 1999 November - March 08,2005: Associate Professor, Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Sociology, Istanbul, Turkey

- 1993-1999: Assistant Professor, Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Sociology, Istanbul, Turkey

- 1984-1985: Assistant Professor, Mimar Sinan University, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Present Courses:

Institute of Social Sciences:

- 1993 - Present: Advanced Research Methods and Applications (MA/ PhD.- 2 semesters - compulsory)

- 2002 Spring Semester - Present: Current Debates in Sociology (MA/ PhD.- 1 semester - elective)

Department of Sociology:

- 1993 - Present: Research Methods & Survey Research (2nd year-semesters-compulsory)

- 1993 - Present: Social Stratification (3rd year - 2nd semester - compulsory)

 

Previous courses:

Department of Sociology

- 1993-2000: Theories and Practices of Mass Communication in Turkey (3rd/4th year)

- 1993-2000: Sociological Theories (2nd year - 2 semesters - compulsory)

Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning

- 1999-2000: Research Methods & Survey Research (2nd year – 1st semester - compulsory)

Mimar Sinan University, Institute of Sciences

Advanced Research Methods and Applications (MA/PhD.- 2nd semester - compulsory)

Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Sociology

- 2000-2001: Lecture in English, (1st year compulsory) Introduction to Sociology Graduate Students Supervised (Institute of Social Sciences, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Universty)

 

Students Supervised

Present MA

- E. Erturk (2002 – present) Roman Minorites in Istanbul.

- B. Fildis (2004 – present) Global Cultures and Fractures in Turkey.

- E. Ummet (2005- present) The Sociology of Cahit Tanyol.

- M. Oztemiz (2005 – present) The Identýtýes of Syriacs from 1860 to Present: Sociological, Legal and Political Perspectives.

MA Theses Supervised

- E. Macos, Home Based Work in Turkey: The Example of Pendik district, Istanbul.

- N.K. Zongur, ‘The Role of Television in Creative Thinking of Children in the Turkish Family and Education System’, 1996.

- M.G. Avcý, ‘The Conceptualisation of Civil Society in Ýdris Küçükömer: An Example for Civil Movements in Turkey’, 1998.

- A.B. Dural ‘From Theory to Practice: Nationalistic Movement’, 2000.

- N.G. Toksoy, ‘The Role of Non Governmental Organisations on the Aftermath of 17 August 1999, Marmara Earthquake’, 2000.

- S. Erben, Changes in the Media With The Technological Revolution and Its Repercussions in The Society: The Example of Turkey, 2002.

- N. Sever, Cinema and The Reconstruction of Social Meaning: The Example of Istanbul, Turkey, 2002.

- I. Ustun, Arnavutkoy: An Oral History Project on Greek Minorities in Arnavutköy district, Istanbul, 2003.

Present PhD

- Y. Yuksel (2003 – Present) Flexible Capitalizm & Virtual Labour Production: The Example of Turkey. 

PhD Theses Supervised

- Z.T.A. Sualp, ‘Representations and Massive Production of Time and Space: 100th Year of Modernism in Theory, Society and Culture, 1997 – Associate Professor in Bilgi University.

- M. Ilgic, ‘Education Management Theories and Its Application in Turkey: A Comparative Study in High Schools’, 1998 – Assistant Professor in Marmara University.

- Z.D.H.Ozbek, ‘The Solidarity and Organisation among Women in Home Base Work’, 2000 – Assistant Professor in Mugla University.

Jury Membership:

- 1993 – Present: Member of over 30 dissertation juries.

 

VII. PUBLICATIONS

(Please see the list of publications)

VIII. LANGUAGES

- Mother tongue: Turkish

- Fluent in English

- Elementary French

- Elementary Italian

- Elementary Ottoman Turkish

- Elementary Ancient Greek

IX. OTHER

Affiliations:

Member: Oral History Foundation (Essex, United Kingdom), Bosphorous University Alumni, Riding Club, Istanbul, Turkey.

Founding member and previous chair: The Association for the Protection and Development of Imbros Island, Turkey.

Founding member & General Secretary: Turkish Garment Industry Producers & Exporters Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Travel:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah: June - August 1984), Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (London: 2003/sabbatical), United States of America (New Jersey-1985 winter).

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