Taught Courses

Undergrad courses

  • Generalized Linear Techniques - VUB

  • Seminar Current Issues I - VUB

  • Quantitative Methods for Anthropology –  Zurich University

  • Methodology of Social Sciences I - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2014-2015)

  • Methodology of Social Sciences II - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2014-2015)

  • Statistical Methods and Computer Applications in Social Sciences I - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2014-2015)

  • Statistical Methods and Computer Applications in Social Sciences II - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2014-2015)

  • Sociology of Childhood and Youth Culture - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2014-2015)

  • Applied Inferential Statistics - Undergrad course (Yeditepe University - 2014-2015)

  • Methodology of Social Sciences II - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2013-2014)

  • Statistical Methods and Computer Applications in Social Sciences II - Undergrad course (Bahçeşehir University - 2013-2014)

 

Grad and PhD courses

  • Questionnaire Design and Post-Survey Analysis – PhD crash course (Faculty of Economics, Bilgi University – 2017)

  • Introduction to Econometrics – PhD crash course (Caucasus School of Business, Caucasus University – 2017)

  • Introduction to Statistics – PhD crash course – (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – 2017)

  • Simulated Regression, Correlation and Logistic Regression – PhD crash course (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – 2017)

  • Introduction to Multilevel Modelling – PhD crash course – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – 2017

  • Structural Equation Modelling with AMOS – PhD course (Yeditepe University - 2014-2015)

  • Decision Theory and Business Analytics – Grad (MBA) course (Yeditepe University - 2014-2015)

  • Introduction to Calculus I - Undergrad course (Okan University - 2013-2014)

  • Managing Diversity at Organisations – Grad crash course (Lyon University - 2013-2014)

  • Introduction to SPSS – PhD crash course (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology – 2008)

Teaching

I view myself primarily as a facilitator of learning, rather than as an expert who simply delivers information to students.  I have taught mathematics, statistics and methodology classes as well as courses on migration and diversity ranging from introductory undergraduate courses through advanced electives aimed at PhD students. My teaching specialisations are research methods, and all levels of statistical and computer applications with additional expertise in public perception, attitudes, inequalities, and migration. Additionally, I have given professional workshops and short courses in different countries and international institutions.

Mentoring

I worked as the coordinator of the “Master thesis: Pre-doctoral trajectory” of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School and acted as the PhD coach of the Interface Demography research group at the VUB. Since my PhD years, I have supervised dozens of bachelor and master students. 

Currently, I am privileged to advise four PhD students (Wali,  Damini, Duha and Aylin), two pre-doc students (Brett and Ella).

PhD Supervision
  • Duha Ceylan, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Sociology, ongoing.

    • Childcare Needs of Newcomer Migrants and Refugees​

  • Damini Purkayastha, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Sociology, ongoing.

    • Highly skilled migrants, legal categories and precariousness​

  • Ahmad Wali Ahmad Yar, (Co-supervised with Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Sociology, ongoing.

    • ​Gaps in migration theory and data

  • Aylin Gül, Free University of Brussels, Department of Sociology, ongoing.

    • Between divergences and Europeanisation: the Alevi identity in Europe

  • Ozgun Unver, (Co-supervised with Ides Nicaise) Catholic University of Leuven, Department of Psychology and Education, "Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Early Childhood Education and Care across Europe: Policies and Experiences", successfully defended on 7 June 2019.

Pre-Doc Master Thesis Supervision
  • Brett Binst, VUB, Pre-doctoral Trajectory, MSc. Sociology, 2021-2022.

    • Public perception of AI in Europe​

  • Ella Nilis, VUB, Pre-doctoral Trajectory, MSc. Communication Science: New media and society in Europe, 2021-2022.

    • ​Potential biases in the use of Big Data for societal challenges