|2020-||Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Geography, Political Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development, University of Bern, Switzerland|
|2019-2020||Research fellow, Brussels Center for Urban Studies / Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|September 2018- January 2019||
Researcher, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland
|2015-2018||Lecturer and Senior Research Associate, The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture- City and Regional Planning Section|
|2016||Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|2013-2015||Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL)|
|2011-2013||Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Finance|
|2009-2011||Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics|
|2008-2009||MSc. in Economics (Research), The London School of Economics and Political Science (Specialization in Development Economics|
in Economics, Sabanci University, Turkey
|2007-2008||Teaching and Research Assistant, Sabanci University, Turkey.|
- Transnational Planning
- Urban governance
- Urban transformation
- Housing policy
- Spatial justice
Ay, D. Forthcoming. Empowering Cities to Make Immigrant Integration Happen. In: Adam, I., Schuermans, N., Trauner, F. (eds.). Migration, Equality, and Racisms. VUB Press.
Dedekorkut-Howes, A., Ay, D. and Demires-Ozkul, B. 2020. Two Decades of Planning for Earthquake Resilience in Istanbul. In: Rukmana, D. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South. Routledge. 215-230.
Ay, D. 2019. Diverging Community Responses to State-Led Urban Renewal in the Context of Recentralization of Planning Authority: An Analysis of Three Urban Renewal Projects in Turkey. Habitat International, 91. Doi.
Ay, D. 2017. Book Review: Cities of the Global South Reader, by Miraftab, F. and Kudva, N., Journal of Planning Education and Research.
Ay, D. and Miraftab, F. 2016. Invented Spaces of Activism: Gezi Park and Performative Practices of Citizenship. In: Hammet, D. & Grugel J. (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. Palgrave MacMillan. London. 555-574.
Manuscripts under review:
Ay, D. Welcoming City Movement: Mobilizing Cities for Local Immigration Policy with Transnational City Networks. (Special Issue at International Migration Review)
Ay, D. and Demires-Ozkul, B. The Strange Case of Earthquake Risk Mitigation in Istanbul: An Unconventional Megaproject for the Aspiring Global City. (Revise-and-Resubmit)
|2020||Politics of Urban Detransformation: Precarious Spaces and the Institutional Bottlenecks for State-led Urban Renewal, KBAM (Urban and Regional Research Network, Turkey), September 2020.|
|2019||Transnational City Networks: Immigration Policymaking and Knowledge Exchanges, Workshop: Cities and the global governance of migration, Migration Policy Centre- European University Institute, Florence, Italy, October 2019.|
|2019||City Networks and Local Immigrant Integration: Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange, Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Immigration and Minorities (BIRMM) Research Day, Brussels, Belgium, April 2019.|
(De)Centralization of Planning Authority and Uneven Community Responses to State-led Redevelopment: An Analysis of Three Urban Renewal
Projects in Turkey, AESOP Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2018.
|2016||Mitigating Risk in the Risk Society: An Unconventional Megaproject for the Aspiring Global City Istanbul, ACSP Conference, Portland, OR, November 2016.|
|2015||Is it Possible to Plan Urban Renewal that does not Cause Displacement? A Comparative Analysis of National Urban Renewal Program in Turkey, International Sociological Association RC 43 Housing and the Build Environment, Chicago, IL, September 2015.|
|2015||Invented Spaces of Activism: Gezi Park and Performative Practices of Citizenship, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2015.|
|2014||Practices of Citizenship: Gezi Park, American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014.|
|2014||Emerging Model for Disaster Mitigation in Istanbul: How the World Bank Project is Assembled through Policy Mutation, ACSP Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014.|
|2014||Commodification of Risk through a Transnational Megaproject in the “Emerging Global City” of Istanbul, Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics Conference, SASE, Chicago, IL, July 2014.|
|2013||Understanding the Relevant City Characteristics in Countrywide Urban Renewal Planning: State-led Urban Renewal in the Context of Disaster Mitigation in Turkey, Joint AESOP/ACSP Congress, Dublin, July 2013.|