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Bengi Süllü

Bengi received her BA degree in Sociology from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and her MSc degree in

Urban Studies from University C22563774_10155888611103993_2013779945_oollege London, with her master’s dissertation entitled “Geographies of Children’s Play in the Context of Neoliberal Restructuring in Istanbul”, in which she analyzed the transformation of geographies and content of play in line with neoliberal urban policy by looking at two private play spaces and a public playground and at the way adults’ discourses frame play. During her studies, she interned at Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) and volunteered for NGOs aiming to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Prior to becoming a PhD student in Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center in August 2017, she worked as a project coordinator at TED University Center for Social Innovation in Ankara, Turkey and was a research fellow at Political and Social Research Institute of Europe.

Research interests: urban geography, children’s geographies, political economy, critical theory, impact assessment 

 

 

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