Associate Professor at Yeditepe University Sociology Department, Istanbul
Demet’s research focuses on the political participation of young people in Turkey. She analyzes the history of political life in Turkey by using “youth” and “generation” as keywords. She had worked in several national projects on the participation of young people in society in Turkey.
Cyberspace in Turkey: A ‘Youthful’ Space for Expressing Powerful Discontent and Suffering. In L. Herrera (ed.): Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East, Routledge, 2014, pp. 76-88.
Necessary Conformism: An Art of Living for Young People in Turkey. In New Perspectives on Turkey, no. 48, 2013, pp. 79-100.
Spotlighting a Silent Category of Young Females: The Life Experiences of ‘House Girls’ in Turkey. In Youth & Society, vol. 44, no.1, 20120, pp. 28-48 (together with Kezban Çelik).
Türkiye’de “Gençlik Mitii”: 1980 Sonrası Türkiye Gençliği (The “Myth of Youth” in Turkey. The Post-1980 Generation), Istanbul, İletişim Yayınları, 2009 (2nd edition: 2013; 3rd edition: 2014).
Constructors and Constucted: Youth as a Political Actor in Modernising Turkey. In J. Forbrig (ed.): Revisiting Youth Political Participation.Challenges for Research and Democratic Practice in Europe, Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publishers, 2005, pp. 29-35.
Senior researcher in “To be a Young Woman in Turkey” Research Project funded by Istanbul Bilgi University Youth Studies Unit and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Istanbul, May 2013-January 2014.
Project director of “Rights of Speech and Organization of University Students in Turkey”, Research Project funded by Community Volunteers Foundation and Istanbul Bilgi University Youth Studies Unit, April-August 2011.
Senior researcher “Perception/Attitude Change Survey”, Funded by Swiss-UN Fund for Youth Project, UNDP, Ankara, Turkey, March 2009-May 2010.
Senior researcher in “Forms of Political Participation Among Turkish Youth”, Research project funded by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Istanbul and TÜSES, September 2008-January 2009.