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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Ipek Göçmen

Dr. Ipek Göçmen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-184
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

political sociology; social policy and welfare states; institutional theory; political economy; civil society; comparative politics; LGBT studies; reproductive health

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Fate, Morals and Rational Calculations: Freezing Eggs for Non-Medical Reasons in Turkey (with A. Kiliç). Social Science & Medicine 203, 19-27 (2018) >>more  
Egg Freezing Experiences of Women in Turkey: From the Social Context to the Narratives of Reproductive Ageing and Empowerment (with A. Kiliç). European Journal of Women's Studies, published online November 18, 2017, doi: 10.1177/1350506817742929 >>more  
An Immature Welfare State in Transformation: The Turkish Welfare Regime and the Crises. In: Challenges to European Welfare Systems. (Eds.) K. Schubert, P. de Villota, J. Kuhlmann. Cham: Springer, 2016, 719-742 >>more  
Denied Citizens of Turkey: Experiences of Discrimination among LGBT Individuals in Employment, Housing and Health Care (with V. Yilmaz) Gender Work and Organization, 2016, 23, 5, 470-488. >>more  
Religion, Politics and Social Assistance in Turkey:The Rise of Religiously Motivated Associations, Journal of European Social Policy 2014, 24, 1, 92-103. >>more  
The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Social Welfare Systems: A Comparison of France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2013, 42, 3, 495-516.>>more



2017-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2012-2017 Researcher and Part-time Faculty Member, Social Policy Forum, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2011 PhD, Political Science, University of Cologne
2007-2011 Doctoral program, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Cologne
2007 MA, Integrated Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology, Economics), Jacobs University Bremen
2005 BS, Sociology (with a minor in Business Administration), Middle East Technical University, Ankara


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2012 : Doctoral Dissertation Award (First Place), Contemporary Turkish Studies Chair, London School of Economics  
2005: Academic Achievement Award for being top-ranked student in Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

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