IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
Born in Reading-England, she graduated from the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Bilkent University in 1997. She worked in various architectural firms after graduation, and received her master’s degree and PhD in from Bilkent University. As a Fulbright scholar, she worked with Prof. Henry Sanoff on learning environments at North Carolina State University, Raleigh-USA. Her research interests include history of modern interior design, Turkish modern furniture, environment-behavior studies, participatory design, and learning environments. She began working at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey in 2006 and became full Professor in 2019. She was the head of the department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design between 2010-2017, when the department became the first member of IFI in the Aegean in Turkey. She is the coordinator of the second year Interior Design Studio and teaches the PhD courses, Integrated Design Approaches and Environment-Behavior Research, as well as Graduation Thesis and Environmental Psychology undergraduate courses. She is one of the founding executive committee members of the Docomomo-Turkey, Interior Design Committee and a project founder of the DATUMM: Documenting and Archiving Turkish Modern Furniture (datumm.org). DATUMM contributed to Turkish modern furniture history with a documentary, a digital working archive, a book in both English and Turkish, a colloquium with designers, and a large-scale exhibition of modern furniture. She is project coordinator of the Reading History of Furniture and Interior Architecture in Turkey Through Oral History Method project. Among others, she has published in Journal of Interior Design, Journal of Design History, Co-Design, The Journal of Creative Behavior, and Creativity Research Journal. She is a member of The Fulbright Alumni, Chamber of Interior Architects of Turkey, and EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association). She has two children.