MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2007

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Selim Ahmetoğlu   Yavuz Selim Karakışla   From the unionist actualité to the mass popularity: Şehbâl (1909-1914)  M.A.
 Yalın Alpay  Ahmet Ersoy  A glimpse into the first racist approach in the Ottoman Empire: the "scientific" racisim of Abdullah Cevdet   M.A.
 Zeynep Aydoğan  Derin Terzioğlu  An analysis of the Saltukname in its fifteenth century context M.A.
 Aylin Beşiryan  Edhem Eldem  Hopes of secularization in the Ottoman Empire: the Armenian national constitution and the Armenian  newspaper, Masis, 1856-1863  M.A.
 Esra Çon  Yavuz Selim Karakışla  A decollette journal for the Ottoman Turkish women: "Süs" (16 June 1339 (1923)- 26 July 1340 (1924) M.A.
 Feray Coşkun  Derin Terzioğlu  A medieval Islamic cosmography in an Ottoman context: a study of Mahmud el-Hatib's translation of the Kharidat al-‘Aja’ib  M.A.
 İzi Harika Karakaş   Nadir Özbek  An analysis of policies towards the born disabled, victims of work accidents and natural disasters during the Hamidian era (1876-1909)  M.A.
 Erdal Küçükyalçın  Selçuk Esenbel  Janissary and Samurai: early modern warrior classes and religion M.A.
 Aykut Mustak  Edhem Eldem  A study on the gift log, MAD 1279: making sense of gift-giving in the eighteenth century Ottoman society M.A.
 Elçin Özkal  Yavuz Selim Karakışla   İNCİ (Yeni) magazine(1919-1923): the feminine actuality during the occupational period M.A.
 Pınar Şenışık  Yavuz Selim Karakışla  The transformation of Ottoman crete: cretans, revolts and diplomatic politics in the late Ottoman Empire, 1895-1898 Ph.D
 Kutluğhan Soyubol   Alan Duben  A tale of two women: Ishimoto Shidzue and Selma Ekrem, a study on missionary feminism and women's education M.A.
 Fatma Selva Suman  Ahmet Ersoy  Questioning an "icon of change": the Nuruosmaniye complex and the writing of Ottoman Architectural history M.A.
 Kıvanç Tanrıyar  Nevra Necipoğlu  The Life of Saint Auxentios: an introduction, translation and commentary M.A.
 Merva Tezcanlı  Huricihan İslamoğlu  Re-thinking Mecelle-i Ahkam-ı Adliyye: legal transformation in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire M.A.
 Servet Yanatma  Yavuz Selim Karakışla  The deaths and funeral ceremonies of Ottoman sultans (from Sultan Mahmut II to Sultan Mehmed VI Vahideddin) M.A.
 Zeynep Günsür Yüceil   Arzu Öztürkmen  Modernization through dancing bodies in Turkey Ph.D

Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Ergün Ahmet Akça   Murat Baç   One is: a reading of Plato's parmenides in respect of parmenides' poem  Ph.D
 Cansu Canca  Karanfil Soyhun   Voluntary active euthanasia: justifications and regulations M.A.
 Deniz Durmuş  Murat Baç  Epistemic truth versus non-epistemic truth: toward a revised version of the correspondence theory of truth  M.A.
 Ayşe Özge Koçak  Stephen Voss  Sense perception and the self  M.A.
 Nazif Muhtaroğlu  İlhan İnan  The knowledge of contingent a priori truths, performatives and pragmatic inferences M.A.
 Erol Mutlu  Murat Baç  The concept of "ideology" in Nietzsche's philosophy : the construction of the subject Ph.D
 Onur Özdemir  Murat Baç  Origins of critique: subject, rationality and praxis in critical theory M.A.
 Alptekin Sanlı  Ali Karatay  Builders at opposite poles, or pioneers of different quests? contrasting heidegger and sellars M.A.
 Işıl Uluç  Stephen Voss  The immediate object of visual perception M.A.
 Banu Yılankaya  Murat Baç  The ontology of social relations in Marx's Capital M.A.
 Gökçe Yırcalı  Stephen Voss  Fate and moral responsibility in stoicism M.A.

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Işıl Feyza Aracı   Güler Fişek   Attachment and reflective functioning  M.A.
 Özde Baydarol  Bilge Ataca  Self and conformity: the role of socio-economic status, values and socialization patterns  M.A.
 Nazmiye Tuğay İlyasoğlu   Ali Tekcan  Effect of bilingualism on inhibitory control and theory of mind development M.A.
 Burcu Kaya Kızılöz  Ali Tekcan  A Reevaluation of canonical categories in flashbulb memories M.A.
 Hale Ögel  Ayhan Koç  Developments in source monitoring and linguistic encoding of source  M.A.
 Demime Serap Serbest  Serra Müderrisoğlu   Negative mood regulation and the emotional disclosure paradigm: a closer look at individual differences  M.A.
 Elif Eda Tartar  Ali İ. Tekcan  Distribution of autobiographical memories: cultural life script account examined  M.A.
 Makbule Evrem Tilki  Serra Müderrisoğlu  Women in urban poverty: qualitative look at coping strategies M.A.
 Yeşim Yaşa  Serra Müderrisoğlu  Growing up in chronic poverty: a qualitative look at its impacts on children M.A.
 Görgün Yılmaz  Ali Tekcan  Characteristics of Odor-evoked memories  M.A.

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Azize Aslıhan Akman   Ayfer Bartu Candan   Transformation of a sufi tradition in contemporary Istanbul: The case of Cemalnur Sargut's group 
M.A.
 Ümit Aydoğmuş  Zafer Yenal  Neoliberalism and civil welfare provision in Turkey: the case of Deniz Feneri aid and solidarity association  M.A.
 Mehmet Emre Ayvaz  Nükhet Sirman  Reşat Ekrem Koçu's İstanbul Ansiklopedisi; or an obsessive collector's attempt to make his private narrative public  M.A.
 Oyman Başaran  Meltem Ahıska  Militarized medical discourse on homosexuality and hegemonic masculinity in Turkey M.A.
 Doğuş Derya  Nükhet Sirman  Living on the margins of "the Turk" and "the Cypriot": the Cyprioturk as the subject of ambiguity M.A.
 Ilgın Erdem  Nazan Üstündağ  New workers confronting the old rules of industrial vocational education in a new era: working class experience in Alibeyköy school  M.A.
 Neşeriz Yeşim Yasin  Çağlar Keyder  Connect the "DOTS": a new era in Turkish tuberculosis control M.A.
 Çağrı Yoltar  Nazan Üstündağ  The green card scheme: an ethnography of 'the state' and its 'poor citizens' in Adıyaman M.A.
 Asli Zengin  Nazan Üstündağ  Sexual margins: A study on an ethnography of "The State" and women sex workers in İstanbul  M.A.

Translation and Interpreting Studies 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Sevda Ayluçtarhan   Saliha Paker   Dr. Abdullah Cevdet’s translations (1908-1910): The making of a Westernist and materialist “culture repertoire” in a “resistant” Ottoman context  
M.A.
 Seyhan Bozkurt  Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar   Tracing discourse in prefaces to Turkish translations of fiction by Remzi publishing huose in the 1930s and 1940s  M.A.
 Özgür Çavuşoğlu  Suat Karantay  "Türkçe Söyleyen" Can Yücel: The "Rewriter" par excellence M.A.
 Burçe Kaya  Jonathan Maurice Ross  The role of Thilda Kemal in the recreation of Yaşar Kemal's literature in English M.A.
 Ekaterini Kayadelen   Saliha Paker  Greek fiction translated into Turkish: 1990-2006 M.A.
 Müge Işıklar Koçak  Saliha Paker  Problematizing translated popular texts on women's sexuality: a new perspective on the modernization project in Turkey from 1931 to 1959 Ph.D
 Hülya Uçak  İsmail Kaplan  Translation and identity: a case study on Eda: an anthology of contemporary Turkish poetry M.A.
 Sevcan Yılmaz  İsmail Kaplan  Absence/silence of a translation as a borderline issue: Şeytan Ayetleri (The Satanic Verses)  M.A.

Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Fatih Altuğ   Nüket Esen   Modernity and subjectivity in the literary critism of Namık Kemal  Ph.D
 Sinem Çelebioğlu   Zeynep Uysal   The emergence of modern biography in Turkish literature  M.A.
 Nilgün Doğramacı  Zehra Toska  Divan by Fevzi - 17th century text-structural and contential analysis M.A.
 Ayşe Öykü İş  Zeynep Uysal  The existential subjectivity in the short stories of Ferit Edgü and Demir Özlü M.A.
 Nilüfer Kol  Zehra Toska  Divan by Kefeli Mustafa Müdâmî M.A.
 Deniz Aktan Küçük   Zeynep Uysal  Idleness in the Turkish novel (1875-1960) M.A.
 Öznur Şahin  Nüket Esen  Kemalist mothers, leftist daughters in Yenişehir'de Bir Öğle Vakti, Kırk Yedi'liler and Bir Düğün Gecesi  M.A.

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Balca Ergener (Critical and Cultural Studies)    Meltem Ahıska, Işıl Baş   Chaning conventions of landscape photography in Turkey: from Ara Güler to Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Seçil Yersel  M.A.
 Loni Diane Snyder (Critical and Cultural Studies)    Işıl Baş  The new "integration" tests and materials in the Netherlands, Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg, and the United Kingdom: the muslim other and the change from multiculturalism to assimilation M.A.
 Maral Aktokmakyan (English Literature)  Deniz Ceylan, Sosi Antikacıoğlu  Charlotte Bronte and Srpuhi Dussap: weaver mothers and palimpsest as grammer of female narration and plot M.A.
 Eda Dedebaş (English Literature)  Aslı Tekinay  Shakespeare re-positioned: intertextuality and the demystification of the canon in contemporary drama M.A.
 Gülfer Göze (English Literature)  Kim Fortuny  A Tourist's guide to the authority of presentation in travel narratives: classifying the other, aesthetizing the self  M.A.
 Halil İbrahim Halaçoğlu (English Literature)  Özlem Öğüt  A mimetic and narratological reading of postmodern fiction M.A.
 Burcu Kayışcı (English Literature)  Lamia Gülçur  Breaking the closure through language: the representation of oppression and resistance in Margaret Atwood's the Handmaid's Tale and Ursula K. Le Guin's the telling M.A.
 Ayşegül Turan (English Literature)  Deniz Ceylan  Historiographic metafiction in postcolonial literature: Foe, Wide Sargasso Sea and Midnight's Children  M.A.
 Nejat Cihan Yurdaün (English Literature)  Kim Fortuny  Negative analysis: an application of negative theology for the analysis of poetry M.A.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elif Akben   Gökhan Özertan   Consumer reactions to H5N1 avian influenza: the Turkish case  M.A.
 Şanlı Pınar Ceyhan  Ahmet Faruk Aysan  Essays on the internationalization of the Turkish banking sector: the reasons and the effects on performance  M.A.
 Yavuz Selim Hacıhasanoğlu   Ahmet Faruk Aysan   Essays on determinants of export, competitiveness and unit labor cost M.A.
 Mehtap Işık  Ünal Zenginobuz  Three essays in industrial organization Ph.D
 Hakan Karaca  Gökhan Özertan  Managing irrigation-induced salinity: the case of Harran plan M.A.

Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Dilek Yılmaz Börekçi   Hayat E. Kabasakal   Influence of information and communication technologies (ICT) on leader-follower relations, leader behavior and follower's positive work attitudes 
Ph.D
 Süleyman Gökhan Günay  Özer Ertuna  The impact of managers' and/or directors' perceptions of corporate governance on the financial performances of the industrial firms in Turkey: comparison of the stockholder and the stakeholder governance models Ph.D

Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Özlem Aslan   Zeynep Çağlayan Gambetti   Politics of motherhood and the experience of the mothers of peace in Turkey
M.A.
 Biriz Gonca Berksoy   Zeynep Çağlayan Gambetti  The policing of social discontent and the construction of the social body: mapping the expansion and militerization of the police organization in Turkey in the post-1980 period  Ph.D
 Joseph S. Doherty  Koray Çalışkan  Islamic economics: the Islamic Bourgeoisie and the Imagined Community M.A.
 Aslı Selin Okyay  Kemal Kirişçi  The evolution of immigration and asylum policies in the European Union from public good-collective action perspective M.A.
 Metin Özer  Murat Akan  The Gülen movement: perceptions of democracy, secularism, religion and public sphere M.A.
 Jeremy Michael Silva   Zühre Aksoy  Global trends, domestic institutions and contemporary organized labor: the case of Turkey M.A.
 Beyza Çağatay Tekin  Françoise Dreyfus, Hakan Yılmaz   The construction of Turkey in French imaginary: representations and othering in the French discourse about Turkey’s possible EU membership Ph.D
 Mehmet Ali Tuğtan  Mine Eder  Turkish-US security relations 1945-2003: a game-theoretical analysis of the institutional effect Ph.D
 Fleur Odylle van Wijck   Zeynep Çağlayan Gambetti   Victory of pleasure and defeat of place. Political implications of contemporary trends in tourism M.A.
 İsmail Yaylacı  Mine Eder  A "democratic realist" foreign policy: U.S. democracy promotion in the Middle East and the case of Egypt  M.A.
 Cengiz Yönezer  Gül Sosay  The political economy of banking sector regulation: the case of post-1980 Turkey M.A.
 Merve Yüce  Ayşen Candaş Bilgen  The impact of the US unilateralism on international law: the situation of jus ad bellum after September 11 M.A.

The Faculty of Education

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 İlknur Altay   Rıfat Okçabol   Informal learning in the workplace: a case study of software engineers in a private bank in Istanbul M.A.
 Fatma Hande Bakır   Fatma Nalan Babür   Development of the Turkish rapid automatized naming tests M.A.
 Yusuf Bayramoğlu  Yavuz Akpınar  A training to promote teachers' positive attitude towards web use: self efficacy, web enjoyment, web usefulness and behavioral intention to use the web  M.A.
 Şengül Hafızoğlu  Hande Sart  The relationship among emotional intelligence, psychological maladjustment and behavior problems during adolescence M.A.
 Zerrin Öndin  Yavuz Akpınar  Usability and user acceptance of web site of Turkish social security institutions M.A.
 Didem Özerman  Emine Erktin  Adolescent stress during the preparation period of a high-stakes test: the high school entrance exam in Türkiye M.A.
 İmge Şahin  Aki Virtanen  Perceptions of Turkish exchange students of the European Union's Erasmus program M.A.
 Aslı Sezen  Güzver Yıldıran  The effects of state ideology, politics, educational policies and philosophy on the science curricula of primary education 1919-1938 M.A.
 Özlem Yıldırım  Deniz Albayrak Kaymak   Health-behavior among 10th grade students in Istanbul within contexts of family, peer, and school  M.A.
 Başak Yılmaz  Fatoş Erkman  Understanding social anxiety through adolescents' perceptions of interparental conflict and parental rejection M.A.


Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Nazik Dinçtopal   Ayşe Gürel  Syntactic processing in second language acquisition of English
M.A.
 Sema Özçallı  Ayşe Akyel  Possible effects of in-service education on EFL teachers' professional development in terms of teacher efficacy and reflective thinking  M.A.
 Gülay Öztürk  Ayşe Gürel   The processing of subject-verb number agreement in L2 English by native Turkish speakers M.A.
 Fatma Tanış  Ayşe Gürel  The end-state L2 acquisition of binding properties of English reflexives by adult Turkish learners of English M.A.
 Hürmüz Telçeker   Sumru Akcan   The effect of written and oral teacher feedback on pre-intermediate student revisions in a process-oriented EFL writing class M.A.
 Emine Türk  Gülcan Erçetin   Effects of the presentation mode of multimedia annotations on L2 reading comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning M.A.
 Şebnem Yalçın  Gülcan Erçetin  Exploring the effects of content-based instruction on skill development, domain-specific knowledge and metacognition in the L2 M.A.

The School of Applied Disciplines

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Gökhan Ergen   Birgül Kutlu   Developing an information security management framework: case studies on registration office and computer center of a state university 
M.A.
 Banu Kargın  A. Nuri Başoğlu   Factors affecting the adoption of mobile services  M.A.
 Mehmet Zeki Önal   Ceylan Onay  An aggregated information technology checklist for operational risk management M.A.
 Çağla Özen Şeneler   Nuri Başoğlu  Human computer interaction analysis and prototyping studies M.A.
 Özlem Sipahi  Özgür Döğerlioğlu   Strategic aims and effectiveness of Turkish traditional companies implementing e-commerce: a comparative study M.A.
 Hülya Zaralı  Hande B. Kımıloğlu   The adoption and implementation of customer relationship management (CRM) activities in internet business in Turkey M.A.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Cognitive Science

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elif Eyigöz   Mine Nakipoğlu Demiralp, Cem Say   An lexicon for idiomatic compounds in Turkish 
M.A.
 Emre Sevinç   Reşit Canbeyli  The effects of extensive musical training on time perception regarding hemispheric lateralization, different time ranges and generalization to different modalities  M.A.
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