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Bengi Süllü

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

22563774_10155888611103993_2013779945_oUrban Studies from University College 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. This study was a reflection of her interdisciplinary research interest in built environment, reproduction of space and social transformation in the neoliberal era and the way they showcase and reconstruct the conceptions and practices of childhood. Previously she interned and volunteered for NGOs aiming to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, worked in the area of sustainability and social impact. Prior to becoming a PhD student in Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center in August 2017, she was a project coordinator at TED University Center for Social Innovation in Ankara and research fellow at Political and Social Research Institute of Europe.

Research interests: urban geography, children’s geographies, political economy, critical theory, sustainability and social impact 



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