MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2009

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Selda Altan    Selçuk Esenbel     Sighting the Ottomans from the east: chinese intellectual transition from imperial to national imagination through the Ottomans at the turn of the twentieth century  M.A.
 Betül İpşirli Argıt   Edhem Eldem  Manumitted female slaves of the Ottoman Imperial Harem (sarayîs) in the eighteenth century Istanbul Ph.D
 Lorans Zabel Baruh   Edhem Eldem  The Transformation of the ‘modern’ axis of nineteenth-century Istanbul: property, investments and elites from Taksim Square to Sirkeci Station Ph.D
 Mehmet Beşikçi  Selim Deringil  Between voluntarism and resistance: The Ottoman mobilization of manpower in the First World War  Ph.D
 Ali Erken  Derin Terzioğlu  A historical analysis of Melami-Bayrami hagiographies M.A.
 Merih Erol  Edhem Eldem  Cultural identifications of the Greek Orthodox elite of Constantinople: discourse on music in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Ph.D
 Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci   Selçuk Esenbel  HAYMATLOS! exile: Turkey, Traugott Fuchs’ landscape of reconciliation M.A.
 Banu Kaygusuz  Selçuk Esenbel  Poetics and politics of photography: The representation of Japan in the photography collection of Abdulhamid II M.A.
 Elektra Kostopoulou  Edhem Eldem  The muslim millet of autonomous Crete: An exploration into its origins and implications Ph.D
 Dilek Özkan  Vangelis Kechriotis   Philanthropy and appropriation policies towards the orphans and foundlings of the Greek Orthodox Community of Istanbul, (1852-1908) M.A.
 Fatma Sel Turhan  Yusuf Hakan Erdem, Yavuz Selim Karakışla   Rebelling for the old order: Ottoman Bosnia, 1826-1836 Ph.D
 Maria Vasileiou  Vangelis Kechriotis  Conversion in the Late Ottoman Empire: a case study on the legal status of Greek Orthodox converted to Islam, 1856-1908 M.A.
 Ceyda Yüksel  Yavuz Selim Karakışla  Buçuk millet: The Ottoman Gypsies in the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876-1909) M.A.

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Tamer Akan   Balkız Öztürk  On scrambling in Turkish 
M.A.
 Ayşegül Can  Didar Akar  Impoliteness in computer mediated communication  M.A.
 Betül Emgin  Balkız Öztürk- Başaran   Finiteness and complementation patterns in Pazar Laz M.A.
 Kadir Gökgöz   A. Sumru Özsoy  Topics in Turkish sign language (Türk İşaret Dili – TİD) syntax: verb movement, negation and clausal architecture  M.A.
 Seda Kan  Meltem Kelepir-Wood  Prosodic domains and the syntax-prosody mapping in Turkish M.A.
 Tülin Keçeli  Aslı Göksel  Rhetorical yes/no questions in Turkish M.A.
 Dilek Uygun  Aslı Göksel  A split model for category specification: lexical categories in Turkish Ph.D
 Neslihan Yumrutaş   Mine Nakipoğlu Demiralp  Acquisition of relative clauses in Turkish M.A.

Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay    Karanfil Soyhun     Bones and justice: ethical dimensions of the use of skeletal age diagnosis for forensic purposes 
M.A.
 Özge Ar  Stephen Voss  On the possibility of nonconceptual experience: the case of music experience M.A.
 Berrak Buhara  İlhan İnan  Semantics of empty names: could Vulcan have existed? M.A.
 Dilek Arlı Çil  İlhan İnan  The concept of certainty and implications of the view that knowledge does not require certainty M.A.
 Botan Dolun  Stephen Voss  On the identity of emotions: concepts, feelings, and intentionality M.A.
 Sefa Geyik  Chryssi Sidiropoulou   How to provide a consistent account of akrasia M.A.
 Nurbay Irmak  Sun Demirli  In defense of ordinary objects: a study in common sense ontolog M.A.
 Bahadır Maşa  Murat Baç  On Davidson’s idea of a conceptual scheme M.A.
 Özge Özdüzen  Johannes Fritsche  The reconstruction of the “Genius Aesthetics” in Adorno’s philosophy M.A.
 Güçsal Pusar  Stephen Voss  Thought, critique, and novelty in Kant’s critical philosophy M.A.
 Yasemin Sarı  Johannes Fritsche  The manifestation of freedom as a 'productive politics'” M.A.
 Zeynep Savaş  Yıldız Silier  Contemporary debates on the ethical basis of Marx's social theory M.A.

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Saffet Zeynep Atay    Feyza Çorapçı    The relationship between maternal emotional awareness and emition socialization practices 
M.A.
 Aliye Nevra Buldur  Güler Okman Fişek   A qualitative investigation of maternal representations in pregnancy and early motherhood M.A.
 Duygu Coşkun  Güler Fişek  Young adults' reconciliation with their mournimg after parental loss between the ages of 11 and 18 M.A.
 Pınar Engin  Esra Mungan  Development of altruism in early childhood M.A.
 Beti Hayim  Güler Okman Fişek   The sense of self, superego and ego-ideal in Turkish sephardic jewish young adults M.A.
 Ceylan Özge Kunduz   Bilge Ataca  An exploration of the predictors of prejudice among university students with and without headcover M.A.
 Duygu Arslan Yalçın  Feyza Çarapçı  Turkish validation of the social competence and behavior evaluation scale (SCBE-30) M.A.
 Nihal Yeniad  Nur Yeniçeri  A study for the Wisconsin card sorting test with 6- to 7- year-old Turkish children M.A.

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Sevi Bayraktar   Meltem Ahıska   Education for "motherhood": a case study on the subjectivities of the women participating in the mother-child education program  M.A.
 Başak Can  Nazan Üstündağ   Subjectivities of women garment workers in the Gazi neighborhood M.A.
 Şamil Can  Nükhet Sirman  The ‘Governmental’ betrayal of the sovereign: a legal-anthropological study on neoliberal social inequality and narrative subjectivization among the migrants of Sultanbeyli  M.A.
 Evren Gönül  Nazan Üstündağ  Denanding ''justice and freedom'' at the urban margin : an ethnography of Küçükarmutlu in relation to transgressive politics of space M.A.
 Onur Günay  Nükhet Sirman  Political debt and development discourse: translating incommensurable worlds in Diyarbakır M.A.
 Zeynep Güzel  Meltem Ahıska  Memory as representation/memory as experience: a study on Hatırla Sevgili through the narratives of leftists’ children in Turkey M.A.
 Hazal Halavut  Nazan Üstündağ  Tracing the ''document'' gender of ''reality'' through the September 12 coup M.A.
 Seda Karslıoğlu   Nazan Üstündağ   Stories of the past and present: politics of belonging and subjectivity in Gülsuyu neighborhood M.A.
 İnci Katırcı  Ayfer Bartu Candan   Leaving the neighborhood for the urban center: Young İzzetpaşa Çiftliği Residents in the neoliberal urban order M.A.
 Burcu Mutlu  Meltem Ahıska  The local culture of in vitro fertilization in Turkey: women's narratives of "test-tube baby" technologies M.A.
 Öncel Naldemirci   Nükhet Sirman  Care and emotions: gendering the experience of nurses in an oncology department M.A.
 Derya Nizam  Çağlar Keyder  Protection of geographical indication: a study of the " Aegean cotton mark" M.A.
 Hilal Kaplan Öğüt   Nükhet Sirman  On the 'undead' father of Turkey: the impossible mourning of young Atatürkists M.A.
 Pınar Yanardağ  Nazan Üstündağ  The epidemic, the prison house and the global city belonging and identity in Bayrampaşa M.A.

Translation and Interpreting Studies 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Can Ceylan   Bülent Aksoy   Internalization of the first eighteen couplets of Rumi’s Mesnevî through commentaries and translation In Turkish literature and culture 
M.A.
 Müge Işlak  İsmail Kaplan  Questioning contemporary theoretical approaches to translation in terms of translation ethics M.A.
 Nil Öztürk  Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar, Luise von Flotow   Translation and reception of feminist speculative fiction in Turkey: a multiple- foregrounding analysis Ph.D
 Merlin Özkan   Nilgün Fırat  Harry Potter in Turkey : the sociocultural framework of translation in a global context  M.A.
 Ebru Şahin   Şebnem Bahadır  Translation of Christian children’s books into Turkish: restrictions, strategies, outcomes M.A.
 Selin Siral  Şebnem Bahadır  The work of translation in the age of digital recreation: a study of translation within the framework of electronic literature M.A.

Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Yüce Aydoğan    Erol Köroğlu    Literary disco: Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil's intensive writing 
M.A.
 Hande Çetin  Zehra Toska  An analysis towards the Ghazals of Yaşar Nezihe M.A.
 Nilgün Firidinoğlu  Nur Gürani Arslan   Representation of the non-Muslim Ottomans in modern Turkish drama (1874-1912)  M.A.
 İ. Erkan Irmak  Nüket Esen  In search of the lost legend or ‘the missing’ in landscapes: nationalism, propaganda and ideology in Kuvâyi Milliye and Memleketimden İnsan Manzaraları  M.A.
 Nilay Kaya  Halim Kara  The problem of seeing in Feyyaz Kayacan's Short Fiction  M.A.
 Evşen Mercan  Zeynep Uysal  Reading Tezer Özlü’s Çocukluğun Soğuk Geceleri and Yaşamın Ucuna Yolculuk novels as self narrated female bildungsroman M.A.
 Arzu Sarı  Fatma Büyükkarcı-Yılmaz   The reading of Muallime with the characteristics of sentimental novel M.A.
 Derya Şenol  Halim Kara  Alienation of the individual in Dar Zamanlar by Adalet Ağaoğlu M.A.
 Semiha Şentürk  Zeynep Uysal  Subjectivity, language and narration in Leylâ Erbil’s short stories M.A.
 Fırat Uğırlu  Nur Gürani Arslan  İhsan Oktay Anar'ın Amat romanında mitlerin işlevi M.A.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Orhan Aygün    Ayşe Mumcu    Secondary school placement problem in Turkey 
M.A.
 Denada Boriçi   Levent Yıldıran   Competition and regulation in the Turkish credit card market  M.A.
 Umut Mert Dur   Ayşe Mumcu  Unraveling in two sided matching markets M.A.
 Caner Gerek  Ahmet Faruk Aysan   Essays on consumer credits and bank choice M.A.
 Gültekin Göllü   Güzin Gülsün Akın  Essays on a two-sided market: credit card market in Turkey M.A.
 Gizem Korkmaz  E. Ünal Zenginobuz   Explorations on the accountability of independent regulatory agencies  M.A.
 Seçil Öztürk  Ozan Hatipoğlu  Essays on determinants of efficiency for commercial banks in Turkey M.A.
 Serhan Sadıkoğlu   Ozan Hatipoğlu  Stay or go: the effects of migration and return decisions on human capital formation  M.A.
 Gül Bahar Şenol  Oya Pınar Ardıç  The kindergarten rule of sustainable growth: a Schumpeterian Approach M.A.
 Orhan Torul  Emre Alper  Three essays on oil prices and economic activity in Turkey M.A.

Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elif Altuğ  Vedat Akgiray  A study on Turkish mutual funds: value creation, performance persistance and survivorship bias of actively managed Turkish equity mutual funds and the supplementary value of sell-side research to mutual fund management, 2000-2007
Ph.D
 Saadet Çetinkaya  Güven Alpay  Bilateral governance in outsourced services: interorganizational dynamics and consequences Ph.D
 Özen Aşık Dizdar  Hayat Kabasakal  Psychological contracts and organizational correlates: the impact of work orientations Ph.D
 Havva Pınar İmer  Hayat Kabasakal  Contextual and dispositional antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior: does occupation make a difference? Ph.D
 Fatih Kiraz  Vedat Akgiray  In search of chaos: the case of Istanbul Stock Exchange  Ph.D
 Şebnem Kuzulugil  Hayat Kabasakal  Does one size fit all? Value-based subcultures and leadership preferences in Turkey Ph.D
 Vedat Mizrahi  Mine Uğurlu  Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance: Evidence from Turkey Ph.D
 Deniz Parlak  Mine Uğurlu  Corporate integration, competitiveness and financial performance: suppliers’ perspective Ph.D
 Mehmet Selim Uçer Mine Uğurlu  Determinants and characteristics of merger and acquisitions, and target firm performance: evidence from Turkey Ph.D

Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Cemal Taylan Acar   Ayşen Candaş Bilgen   The Phenomenon of subcontracted work in Turkish health care sector: a state ethnography
M.A.
 Zeynep Selen Artan   Kemal Kirişçi, Dilek Çınar   From village Turks to Euro Turks: Turkish State’s perceptions of Turkish migrants in Europe M.A.
 Bengü Aydın  Ayşen Candaş Bilgen  Alevi politics of recognition: transformation of Alevism and two kinds of recognition politics M.A.
 Ragıp Evren Aydoğan   Mine Eder  Deeper into charity: the social assistance mechanisms in Turkey and the case of the Greater Municipality of Ankara  M.A.
 Esra Bakkalbaşıoğlu  Koray Çalışkan  The wall and the nonviolent anti-wall movements: understanding the change in the politics of Israel-Palestine M.A.
 Gül Çatır  Mine Eder  Long waited brothers or unwelcome guests: the logic of reception mechanisms of a receiving state: Turkey and its asylum seekers in 1989 and 1991  M.A.
 Aslı Erdem  Yeşim Arat  The politics of sheltering women: the case of SHÇEK M.A.
 Duygu Gül  Koray Çalışkan  “Women of power”: the policewomen in a state of men  M.A.
 Yasin Kaya  Mine Eder  Class underground, class aboveground: Zonguldak mineworkers and their unions M.A.
 Levent Önen  Koray Çalışkan  The Republican People’s Party: ideology and organization between 1992 and 2007 M.A.
 Aslı Orhon  Mine Eder  Taking the right, selling it in the market: commodification and commercialization of health care in Turkey since the 1980s M.A.
 Salim Aykut Öztürk  Koray Çalışkan  The Palestinian politics of democratization in Israel and the West Bank: a comparative study of colonial and post-colonial contexts  M.A.
 Pınar Sayan  Hakan Yılmaz  New nationalisms in Turkey in the field of popular art: the case of Kurtlar Vadisi M.A.
 Alper Yağcı  Mine Eder  Packaging neoliberalism: neopopulism and the case of the Justice and Development Party  M.A.

The Faculty of Education

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Sezen Bayhan   Fatma Gök  Recontextualisation of higher education in Turkey : a discourse analysis of higher education strategy report for Turkey  M.A.
 Canan Aratemur Çimen   Özlem Ünlühisarcıklı   Professional development in corporate training through learning experiences in the workplace
M.A.
 Hüseyin Esen  Fatma Gök  An analysis of public primary school teachers’ dealing with difference in the absence of a multicultural education policy in Turkey  M.A.


Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Mehmet Akıncı  Senem Yıldız   Effectiveness of corpus consultancy in teaching verb+noun collocations to first-year ELT students
M.A.
 Ebru Bağ  Yasemin Bayyurt, Leyla Mesude Martı   Gender and classroom interaction : an analysis of how a female and a male teacher in two EFL classroo M.A.
 Seda Danacı  Yasemin Bayyurt  High school ninth Grade students' awareness and preferences for the cultural content of the EFL textbooks: a case in Turkey  M.A.
 Zennure Elgün   Yasemin Bayyurt, Sumru Akcan  An exploratory study on isolated versus integrated form-focused instruction at the primary level in an EFL context M.A.
 Kadir Kozan  Gülcan Erçetin  Effects of multimedia modality and L2 working memory capacity on L2 comprehension M.A.
 Eray Sevingil  Yasemin Bayyurt  Computer-mediated communication acts in non-native English speakers' electronic mail exchanges  M.A.

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Hakan Mehmet Maltepe   Elif Alakavuk, Ayfer Hortaçsu   Factors affecting mobile phone repurchase behavior of American and Turkish university students M.A.
 M. Şükrü Nenem  Emine Nur Özkan Günay  Energy vulnerability and international trade assessing Turkey’s energy vulnerability with a comparative outlook of the EU  M.A.
 Esin Özdemir  Arzu Tektaş  Benchmarking the supply chain performance: the food and beverage industry M.A.
 Ahmet Seren Sungur  Elif Alakavuk  The role of intermodal transportation and logistics distribution centers in international trade: the case of Turkish SMEs M.A.
 İdil Ziyaoğlu  Nisan Selekler Gökşen  Board composition in the affiliates of family business groups in Turkey: a longitudinal analysis M.A.

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Yıldız Akkaya   Bertan Badur, Osman N. Darcan   A study on sequential internet auctions using agent-based modeling approach
M.A.
 Serkan Albayrak   Hande Kımıloğlu  Consumer attitudes toward and acceptance of personalization attempts in the online environment  M.A.
 Nedim Cem Aytekin   Birgül Kutlu  The impact of speech recognition systems on business effectiveness M.A.
 İhsan Birekul  Özgür Döğerlioğlu  Impacts of service oriented architecture (SOA) on enterprise systems and organizational structures  M.A.
 Tamer Çağatay  Bertan Badur  Test of Elliot Wave theory by time series segmentation algorithms M.A.
 İsmail Cingil  Meltem Özturan  Development of a decision support system for evaluation of business process management systems M.A.
 Nur Esra Kardeş  Hande Kımıloğlu  Marketing-wise benefits of technological improvements on consumer well-being M.A.
 Yağız Civan Özseyhan   Bertan Badur, Osman Darcan  An association rule-based recommendation engine for online dating sites  M.A.
 Ümit Topaçan  A. Nuri Basoglu  Exploring the adoption of technology assisted services in the health care industry M.A.
 Deniz Utku  V. Aslıhan Nasır  Readers' expectations, perceptions, preferences and loyalty towards online newspapers M.A.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Cognitive Science

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Tuna Çakar  Burak Güçlü, Karanfil Soyhun   Detecting emotions during the application of skin conductance and heart rate measurement techniques 
M.A.
 Ayşegül Çetinkaya    Esra Mungan, Taner Bilgiç  ACT-R based memory models of iterated prisoner’s dilemma M.A.
 Ediz Dikmelik  Berna Kılınç, Falih Köksal  The charge of c in animal behavior: a philosophical analysis M.A.
 Aslı Selim  Berna Kılınç, Taner Bilgiç  Gigerenzer’s eclectic normativism M.A.
 Ahmet Subaşı  İlhan İnan, Sumru Özsoy  Cognitive dynamics of scientific curiosity M.A.
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