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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

Kiliç, Azer, and Ipek Göçmen. 2018. "Fate, Morals and Rational Calculations: Freezing Eggs for Non-Medical Reasons in Turkey." Social Science & Medicine 203: 19-27.  
Göçmen, Ipek, and Azer Kiliç. 2017. "Egg Freezing Experiences of Women in Turkey: From the Social Context to the Narratives of Reproductive Ageing and Empowerment." European Journal of Women's Studies, published online November 18, 2017.  
Göçmen, Ipek. 2016. "An Immature Welfare State in Transformation: The Turkish Welfare Regime and the Crises." In Challenges to European Welfare Systems, edited by Klaus Schubert, Paloma de Villota, and Johanna Kuhlmann, 719-42. Cham: Springer.  
Yilmaz, Volkan, and Ipek Göçmen. 2016. "Denied Citizens of Turkey: Experiences of Discrimination among LGBT Individuals in Employment, Housing and Health Care." Gender Work and Organization 23 (5): 470-88.  
Göçmen, Ipek. 2014. "Religion, Politics and Social Assistance in Turkey: The Rise of Religiously Motivated Associations." Journal of European Social Policy 24 (1): 92-103.  
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 42 (3): 495-516.



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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