Sinan Dogan

  • PhD Student - Cultural

My research interests include anthropology of mental health and care, environmental pollution, and psychosocial impacts of environmental disasters. My current research is on the connections between community mental health issues and environmental hazards in the Mon Valley of Southwestern Pennsylvania, focusing on Clairton, PA.

My first ethnographic research project examined informal social and cultural organization of immigrants in the UK, through cognitive cultural models of solidarity and gender (2015-2016). I also conducted preliminary ethnographic research with self-employed office workers and entrepreneurs in Turkey regarding technologies of self-making (2017); and archival research on socio-cognitive development and culture change with the pervasiveness of digital technologies (2018). Meanwhile, I worked as research assistant for the ERC-funded interdisciplinary project “The New Politics of Welfare: Towards an ‘Emerging Markets’ Welfare State Regime” (2017-2018).


Degrees and Education

BA - Psychology - Koç University, Turkey (2018)