About

Trained as an architect, I am a scholar with a Ph.D. degree and my scholarly endeavor is based on problem-centered research in architecture. More specifically, I am a scholar in postwar architecture history and the subjects of my current academic study are politics of gender, multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in my expertise field. In this respect, I conducted my advanced academic research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture Program for two years after my Ph.D. degree in Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. My scholarly project brings into focus a critical insight into the politics of gender in institutional policies, academia, the profession, education, history and history-writing, and examines cross-cultural relations and transnational (design) practice in postwar architecture. Following my productive research process at MIT, I am currently developing the manuscript for my book, and conducting my new research project to “unfold” how diverse and inclusive historical documentation practice in archives and collections at (multicultural) pioneering schools of architecture in the US. Prior to the MIT-HTC, I was research scholar at the Columbia University, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Ph.D. Program, and research fellow at the Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture, Ph.D. Program for my Ph.D. dissertation research studies.

Based on my advanced academic and archival research during my studies at the MIT-HTC Program, I presented my scholarly project and findings at the MIT-HTC Program (2016), the International Women in Architecture Symposium at Virginia Tech. (2017), the MIT-Women’s and Gender Studies Program Intellectual Forum Series (2017), the Women’s Studies Speaker Series organized by Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY-Graduate Center (2017), Harvard University for a talk series organized by New England Turkish Student Association (2017), the 71st Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) – Annual International Conference where I was awarded by a SAH Fellowship (2018), and  was a panelist at “A Convergence at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design” organized by the Women in Design Group at the Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (2018).

In addition to my presentations and talks on my expertise field, I was invited to “A Square and Half – The Colors, A Tribute by Ivaana Muse” as a panelist at the MIT Museum (2018), presented my recent research study and findings at WikiConference North America at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2019), and at the 51st NeMLA Convention titled “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures” organized at Boston University (2020). On my most recent research project, my conference abstract was officially accepted by “Midwest Archives Conference, Annual Meeting” (2020), and I will be speaking at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting. (2020), and Society of American Archivists, 2020 Research Forum, “Foundations and Innovations”.

Prior to these, I presented my papers at “Media in Transition 5 and 6”, two international conferences organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies (2007 and 2009), and discussed historical progress of professional architectural journalism, the important role of journalistic criticism in postwar Turkey, and recent developments in architectural media in the country.

In my expertise field, I am an author and a contributor of two international publication projects on women architects (forthcoming 2021). In order to stimulate critical awareness of gender and women in architecture (in its profession, practice, education, history and historiography), and to give an impetus for new collections in those fields, I created and developed the collection, “Women in Modern and Contemporary Territories of Turkish Architecture” at MIT. Conducted for Archnet, online source of MIT and named one of the top 20 architecture websites by the Global Grid in 2016, this is the first project on documenting the leading figures of the first and the second generations of Turkish women architects as a digital collection, open to international scholars and based on my scholarly research, literature review and texts. In addition, I am a certificate holder by Consortium for Graduate Studies, Gender, Culture, Women & Sexuality (GCWS) at MIT.

For more, please: http://meralekincioglu.com/biography.html

Education

International Affiliations
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Harvard University 
 

Certificate:

The MIT, Consortium for Graduate Studies, Gender, Culture, Women & Sexuality (GCWS).

 
Ph.D.:
 
Istanbul Technical University (1773-present)
 
For more, please: http://meralekincioglu.com/biography.html

Publications

Publications, Collections and Documentary Films on Architecture
 
1. Scholarly Essays:
 
1.1.Ekincioglu, M., “Uncovering Her Archive: Ayla Karacabey in Postwar Architecture”, in Routledge Companion to Women in Architecture, Sokolina, A. (ed.)., Routledge. (forthcoming, 2021).
 
1.2.Ekincioglu, M, “Celile Berk Butka”. (Celile Berk is a finding of Dr. Ekincioglu’s advanced academic research project at the MIT-HTC. She is the only one and a woman graduate student of Professor Alvar Aalto in 1946-1947. Dr. Ekincioglu submitted her in-depth draft to the MIT-HTC Program and the MIT-Architecture, Head of Department, academic sponsor of her advanced academic research project; and her paper is in-progress.)
 
1.3. Ekincioglu, M. (Inceoglu, A.), 2012, Tekeli-Sisa ve Tasarim Yapan Mimarin Profesyonel Rolunun Turkiye’de Insasi (Tekeli-Sisa and Construction of the Design Architect’s Professional Role in Turkey),  ITU Dergisi/A, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul. (This is Dr. Ekincioglu’s Ph.D. dissertation essay. It was submitted to the ITU journal with official permission of the advisor, and received the editor’s official confirmation by e-mail.)
 
2.Conference, Annual Meeting, Convention Presentations’ Full Record or Abstracts Publication:
 
2.1.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Contextualizing Celile Berk Butka in between Two Worlds: A Pioneering Woman Architect from Postwar Turkey to the US”, session: Countering Gender Stereotypes in the Middle East, The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 10-13; https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting, last accessed on 7.15.2020; https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_list.php?sec=p, last accessed on 7.15.2020.
 
2.2.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Shaping and Sharing Identity in Architecture: Imperceptibility of Walls in Archives”, 51st NeMLA, Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention, Convention title: Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures, Boston University, Boston, MA, US, March 8th. ((This is a seminar presentation by Citizen TALES Common with title, Citizen Tales Commons: Imperceptibly off Walls. Convention title: Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures. Each speakers presented their own research studies), http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html, accessed on September 5th, 2019. https://cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, last accessed on 11.11.2019.
 
2.3.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2019, “Reliable and Inclusive Data on Historical Documentation of Multicultural Architecture Education in the US”, WikiConference North America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, US, November 8-11. (This international conference presentation by Dr. Ekincioglu is a joint abstract and presentation: Rapti, V., Ekincioglu, M., Ramirez-Jasso, D. (speakers), 2019, Citizen TALES Commons: A Collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Model of Ethical, Reliable and Inclusive Production and Dissemination of Knowledge around Issues of Citizenship Today”, https://web.mit.edu/webcast/wiki/f19/141/index.html, last accessed on 11.9. 2019.
 
2.4.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2018, “Uncovering Her Archive: Ayla Karacabey in Postwar US”, the 71st Society of Architectural Historians, Annual International Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, US, April; Dr. Ekincioglu is an awardee of a fellowship for the 71st Society of Architectural Historians, Annual International Conference in 2018; https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/96/programme-builder/submission/3484?backHref=/events/84/sessions/1956&view=published,accessed on April 18th 2018; http://www.sah.org/docs/default-source/conference/final-program.pdf?sfvrsn=8 (p.16),
last accessed on 4.18.2018.
 
2.5.Ekincioglu. M. (speaker), 2009, “Terrorizing Istanbul’s Memories: Architectural Stories between Storage and Transmission”, International Conference, Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, US; http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/legacy/mit6/subs/abstracts.html#ekincioglu,
last accessed on 12.9.2018.
 
2.6.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2007, “Contemporary Media Practice in Turkish Architecture:  from Arkitekt to Arkitera”, International Conference, Media in Transition 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, US.; http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/legacy/mit5/subs/MiT5_abstracts.html#ekincioglu, last accessed on 12.9.2018.
 
3. Symposium Publications:
 
3.1.Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2017, “Historical Construction of Turkish Women Architects in Postwar US.: A Missing Chapter in Feminist Architecture History”, International Women in Architecture Symposium, Virginia Tech, Virginia, US., March 24th; https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/77397, last accessed on 11.9.2017.
 
3.2.Ekincioğlu, M. (speaker and organization committee member), 2002, “References from Architecture to Philosophy, and from Philosophy to Architecture” “Architecture-Philosophy I”, Şentürer, A., Atasoy, A., Ural, Ş. (Eds.), YEM Publishing Company, Istanbul, pp. 104-113. (National Symposium, and published presentation in Turkish; “Mimarliktan Felsefeye, Felsefeden Mimarliga Gondermeler”, in Mimarlik-Felsefe I Ulusal Sempozyumu)
 
4.Talks and Panel Publications:
 
4.1.Ekincioglu, M. (panelist), 2018, Power (Panel title), A Convergence at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design (event), Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Women in Design, Cambridge, MA, US, November 3rd; https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/a-convergence-at-the-confluence-of-power-identity-and-design, last accessed on 11.3.2018; https://www.gsdwid.com/panelists, last accessed on 11.9.2018; (its full record publication by the Harvard University-Graduate School of Design, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZdEUcHhqk&t=72s, last accessed on 2.12.2019.)
 
5.Encyclopedia on women architects
 
5.1. Ekincioglu, M., “Celile Berk Butka”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, Turkey Chapter Advisor: Gulsun Saglamer, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon Turkey Chapter editors’ request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to them by e-mail on November 4, 2019).
 
5.2. Ekincioglu, M., “Leman Tomsu”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, Turkey Chapter Advisor: Gulsun Saglamer, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon Turkey Chapter editors’ request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to them by e-mail on November 4, 2019).
 
5.3. Ekincioglu, M., “Munevver Belen”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, Turkey Chapter Advisor: Gulsun Saglamer, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon Turkey Chapter editors’ request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to them by e-mail on November 4, 2019).
 
5.4. Ekincioglu, M., “Cahide Tamer Aksel”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, Turkey Chapter Advisor: Gulsun Saglamer, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon Turkey Chapter editors’ request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to them by e-mail on November 4, 2019).
 
5.5. Ekincioglu, M., “Afife Batur”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, Turkey Chapter Advisor: Gulsun Saglamer, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon Turkey Chapter editors’ request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to them by e-mail on November 4, 2019).
 
5.6. Ekincioglu, M., “Aliye Pekin Celik”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, the US Chapter, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon main editor’s request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to her by e-mail on October 12th, 2016. Upon Turkey Chapter’s editor requests by e-mail on November 20, 2019 and November 27, 2019, Dr. Ekincioglu explained her submission to this biography to the main editor of this project, and submitted her biogragy to Turkey Chapter’s editor on November 28, 2019).
 
5.7. Ekincioglu, M., “Marlene Jacknis”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, the US Chapter, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon main editor’s request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to her by e-mail on October 12th, 2016).
 
5.8. Ekincioglu, M., 2021, “Carol Case Gaasch”, encyclopedia entry, in the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, 1960-2015, the US Chapter, Brown, L. & Burns, K. (editors). (forthcoming 2021). (Upon main editor’s request by e-mail, Dr. Ekincioglu submitted it to her by e-mail on October 12th, 2016).
 
6. Architectural Collection on Women Architects for the MIT-Archnet:
Curator, researcher and author: Dr. Meral Ekincioglu
 
6.1.Ekincioglu, M., 2016, Introduction, http://archnet.org/collections/850
 
6.2. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Leman Tomsu, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/3387. (Scholarly research on her biography, research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.3. Leman Cevat Tomsu: A Pioneer in Turkish Architecture, 1913-1988, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/3387/publications/10432. (As a part of this collection, the first monograph on the first woman architect in Turkey is uploaded by Archnet, MIT by the official copyright of the permission by its publisher and authors. Obtaining the copyright permission of that monograph by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.4. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Munevver Belen, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6433. (Scholarly research on her biography, research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.5. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Celile Berk, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6441. (Scholarly research on her biography, architectural research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.6. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Harika Alpar Soylemezoglu, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6443.
 
6.7. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Cahide Tamer, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6445. (Scholarly research on her biography, architectural research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.8. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Leyla Turgut, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6434. (Scholarly research on her biography, architectural research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.9. Ekincioglu, M., 2015, Mualla Eyuboglu Anhagger, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6444. (Scholarly research on her biography, architectural research on the chronological list of her architectural design projects and buildings, the list of scholarly and architectural publications on/by her and architectural text by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.10. Afife Batur, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6456/publications/10525. (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV and the list of her publications, official copyright permission for her texts and visual materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.11. Altug Tanriverdi Cinici, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6442. (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV and photograph, obtaining the official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.12. Ayla Odekan, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6457/publications/10571. (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV and the list of her publications, obtaining the official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.13. Elif Ozdemir, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/publications/10514. (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her architectural projects, buildings, publications, the texts of her architectural projects/buildings, photographs and drawings of her architectural projects/buildings, obtaining official copyright permission for her texts and visual materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.13.1. Istanbul Bilgi University Campus Building by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10511/original/DTP102896.pdf?1463691104.
 
6.13.2. Istanbul Lush Hotel by Elif Ozdemir,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10513/original/DTP102898.pdf?1463686013.
 
6.13.3. Gokcebel House by Elif Ozdemir,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10516/original/DTP102901.pdf?1463684625.
 
6.13.4. Viransehir City Hall Building by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10517/original/DTP102902.pdf?1463687733
 
6.13.5. Noa Galata Triumvirate by Elif Ozdemir,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10518/original/DTP102903.pdf?1463685253
 
6.13.6. Noa Galata Triumvirate-Luleci Hendek by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10519/original/DTP102904.pdf?146419048.
 
6.13.7. Kasser Waterfall Hydroelectric Station and Energy Museum by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10520/original/DTP102905.pdf?146368569.
 
6.13.8. Kemer Primary School by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10521/original/DTP102906.pdf?1463685779.
 
6.13.9. An Architectural Space Design for Is Bank-Cultural Publications by Elif Ozdemir, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10522/original/DTP102907.pdf?146368584.
 
6.14. Gulsum Baydar, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6458, (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her publications, obtaining official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.15. Aydan Balamir, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6459, Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her publications, digital copies of some leading her publications, obtaining official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.16. Vedia Dokmeci, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/authorities/6461. (Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her publications, digital copies of visual and textual materials of her projects, obtaining official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.16.1. Beyazit Square competition by Vedia Dokmeci; http://archnet.org/authorities/6461/publications/10562.
 
6.17. Gulsun Saglamer, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/1209
(Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her publications, official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.18. Muge Cengizkan, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6463
(Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her publications, and official copyright permission by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.19. Aysen Savas, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6464
(Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, the list of her architectural projects, buildings, publications, the texts of her architectural projects/buildings, photographs and drawings of her architectural projects/buildings, official copyright permission by Meral Ekincioglu).
6.19.1. Sangay Expo by Aysen Savas,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10569/original/DTP102954.pdf?146525007.
 
6.19.2. Erimtan Museum by Aysen Savas,
 http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10566/original/DTP102951.pdf?1465251114.
 
6. 19.3. Industry and Technology Museum by Aysen Savas,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10568/original/DTP102953.pdf?146524942.
 
6.19.4. METU, Science and Technology Museum by Aysen Savas,
http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10567/original/DTP102952.pdf?146525098.
 
6.19.5. Sakip Sabanci Museum by Aysen Savas, http://archnet.org/system/publications/contents/10565/original/DTP102950.pdf?146525040.
 
6.20. Emine Ogun, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/1491
 
6.21. Gonca Pasolar, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/collections/961/authorities/6576
 
6.22. Aliye Pekin Celik, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/publications/10591
(Contact with her, obtaining her updated CV, official copyright permission for her materials by Meral Ekincioglu).
 
6.22.1. Aliye Pekin Celik Story, A short documentary film, Archnet-MIT, http://archnet.org/media_contents/112694
 
Based on advanced academic research project by Dr. Meral Ekincioglu at MIT, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture Program.
 
http://turkishamericantv.org/2016/04/18/episode-107/, https://vimeo.com/channels/turkishamericanhour
 
623. Women in Turkish Architecture: Sites, https://archnet.org/collections/850/collections/1211
 
(This sub-collection features sites designed and constructed by Turkish women participating in the modern and contemporary territories of architecture)
 
6.23.1. Agriculture Research Center.  (Ozden Egel, Hande Egel), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/6099
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
 
6.23.2. Public Relation Buildings. (Altug Tanriverdi Cinici), https://archnet.org/sites/365
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture  
 
6.23.3. Soyak Housing Complex. (Altug Tanriverdi Cinici), https://archnet.org/sites/829
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture  
 
6.23.4. Beyazit Meydani. (Beyazit Square). (Fatma Vedia Dokmeci, Yaprak Karlidag), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15129, Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture  
 
6.23.5. Ozer Kemer Ilkokulu. (Private Kemer Primary School), (Elif Ozdemir)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15115
 
6.23.6. Gokcebel House. (Elif Ozdemir), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15109
 
6.23.7. Dolapdere Campus, Istanbul Bilgi University. (Elif Ozdemir), Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture  
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/6162
 
6.23.8. Dolapdere Campus, Building II: Istanbul Bilgi University. (Elif Ozdemir)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15107
6.23.9. Lush Otel Siraselviler. (Elif Ozdemir), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15108
 
6.23.10. Noa Galata Triumvirate / Lüleci Hendek Apartments. (Elif Ozdemir), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15112
 
6.23.11. Turkiye Is Bankasi Kultur Yayinlari. (Turkish Is Bank Cultural Publications), (Elif Ozdemir)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15116
 
6.23.12. Kasser Selalesi Enerji Muzesi. (Kasser Energy Museum). (Elif Ozdemir)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15114
 
6.23.13. Urfa Viransehir City Hall Building.  (Elif Ozdemir), https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15111
 
6.23.14. Dr. Sedat Urundul Nursery School. (Gulsun Saglamer, Meltem Aksoy), Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture; https://archnet.org/sites/4642
 
6.23.15. ITU Molecular Biology and Genetic Research Centre. (Gulsun Saglamer, Meltem Aksoy)
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture; https://archnet.org/sites/6176
 
6.23.16. Turk Pavyonu, Sangay Expo 2010. (Aysen Savas) https://archnet.org/sites/15570
 
6.23.17. Erimtan Archaeology and Art Museum.  (Aysen Savas)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15567
 
6.23.18. Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu Sanayi ve Teknoloji Müzesi. 
(Machine and Chemistry Industry and Technology Museum). (Aysen Savas)
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15569
 
6.23.19. ODTU Bilim ve Teknoloji Muzesi. (METU Science and Technology Museum).
(Aysen Savas) https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/15568
 
6.23.20. Sakip Sabanci Muzesi (Sakip Sabanci Museum) (Aysen Savas) Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/5138
 
6.23.21. Rumeli Hisari. (Rumeli Fortress). (Cahide Tamer, restoration). https://archnet.org/collections/1211/sites/1974
 
6.23.22. Coban Mustafa Pasa Kulliyesi. (Coban Mustafa Pasa Complex.) (Cahide Tamer, restoration).
https://archnet.org/sites/1953
 
6.23.23. Sadullah Pasa  Yalisi. (Cahide Tamer, restoration). https://archnet.org/sites/4133
 
6.23.24. Demir Holiday Village. (Emine Ogun, Feyza Cansever). Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
https://archnet.org/sites/771
 
6.23.25. Amanruya Resort Hotel. (Emine Ogun). Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture. https://archnet.org/sites/7043
 
6.23.26. Hideaway Houses. (Emine Ogun). Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture. https://archnet.org/sites/6299.
 
7.Architectural Monographs
Meral Ekincioglu, General Publishing Coordinator:
 
7.1. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Bernard Tschumi, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 1, January, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.2. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Steven Holl, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 2, February, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turki
 
7.3. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Santiago Calatrava, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 3, March, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.4. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Lebbeus Woods, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 4, April, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.5. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Hasan Fathy, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 5, May, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.6. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Tadao Ando, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 6, June, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.7. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Norman Foster, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 7, July-August, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.8. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Mario Botta, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 8, September, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).


7.9. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Zaha Hadid, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 9, October, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.10. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Raj Rewal, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 10, November, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.11. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2000, Frank Gehry, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 11, December, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.12. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Daniel Libeskind, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 12, January, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.13. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Rem Koolhaas, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 13, March, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
7.14. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Alvaro Siza, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 14, May, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.15. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Kisho Kurokawa, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 15, July-August, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.16. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Carlo Scarpa, Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 16, September, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.17. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Turgut Cansever, Boyut Contemporary Turkish Architects Series 1, February, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.18. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Doğan Tekeli-Sami Sisa, Boyut Contemporary Turkish Architects Series 2, April, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
7.19. Ekincioglu, M. (ed.), 2001, Behruz Çinici, Boyut Contemporary Turkish Architects Series 3, June, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
8. Architectural Articles
 
8.1. Ekincioglu, M., 2020, “A Vital Test for the Resiliency of the Architecture Profession and its Practice: A Perspective on COVID-19 in the US”, April, 13. (Turkish article: “Mimarlik Meslegi ve Pratigine Dair Hayati Bir Test: ABD’den COVID-19’a Dair Bir Kesit” published by “Mimarizm”, one of the leading architecture and design portals in Turkish architecture.), http://www.mimarizm.com/haberler/gundem/abd-den-covid-19-a-dair-bir-                                                                           kesit_131199, last accessed on 4.13.2020.
 
8.2. Ekincioglu, M., 2020, “An Up-to-date Example of Campus Planning and Design Practice in the 21st Century: Columbia University, Manhattanville Campus” (Turkish architectural article: 21. Yuzyil Kampus Planlama ve Tasarim Pratigine Guncel Bir Ornek: Columbia Universitesi Manhattanville Kampusu), Serbest Mimar, Turk Serbest Mimarlar Dernegi Dergisi (“Serbest Mimar”, architectural periodical published by Professional Architects Association in Turkey), Ankara, February, No: 35, pp. 88-93; http://www.tsmd.org.tr/Eklenti/86,sm-31-en-kucukpdf.pdf?0&_tag1=1EB2D04FF1B9656AE8208B65C2BF7AED524C8F93, last accessed on 7.20.2020.
 
8.3Ekincioglu, M., 2019, “A Justified Rebellion by the Harvard University, Graduate School of Design: Convergence” (Turkish architectural review, Harvard Universitesi, Graduate School of Design’dan Hakli bir Isyan: Convergence), Mimar-ist, Fall issue, No: 66, Istanbul, pp. 5-7. (My published review on “Convergence” held by the Harvard University-GSD, Women in Design” where I was invited as a panelist); Mimar-ist, an architectural journal published by the Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Istanbul Branch, http://www.mimarist.org/mimar-ist-sayi-66-sonbahar-2019, last accessed on 11.10.2019.


8.4. Ekincioglu, M., 2019, “Religion and Faith in a Multicultural World through the Eye of Modern and Contemporary Architectural Design”, (Turkish architectural article: Modern ve Cagdas Mimari Tasarimin Gozuyle Cok Kulturlu Dunyada Din ve Inanc: ABD Universite Kampuslerinden Uc Ornek), Serbest Mimar, Turk Serbest Mimarlar Dernegi Dergisi, (“Serbest Mimar”, architectural periodical published by Professional Architects Association in Turkey), September, No: 34, pp. 92-98, http://www.tsmd.org.tr/Eklenti/90, serbest-mimar-34web.pdf?0, last accessed on 11.10.2019.
 
8.5. Ekincioglu, M., 2019, A Feminist Architectural Threshold in the History of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Turkish architectural article: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tarihinde Feminist Bir Mimari Esik), Serbest Mimar, Turk Serbest Mimarlar Dernegi Dergisi, June, No: 33, Ankara, pp. 64-69, http://www.tsmd.org.tr/Eklenti/88,serbest-mimar-33pdf.pdf?0, last accessed on 10.8.2019.
 
8.6. Ekincioglu, M., 2016, Hacking the Politics of Gender in Architecture: A Documetary on Aliye Pekin Celik, from “the Old Boys School” to the United Nations, Architexx, June 10th 2016, http://architexx.org/hacking-the-politics-of-gender-in-architecture-a-documentary-on-aliye-pekin-celik-from-the-old-boys-school-to-the-united-nations, last accessed on 6.29.2016.
 
8.7. Ekincioglu, M., 2016, Tarihe Imza Atan Bir Turk Kadin Mimar, Herkese Bilim Teknoloji, June 24th, pp. 26. (A Turkish Woman Architect as a Historical Threshold, Science Technology for Everyone, a Turkish periodical, June 24, pp. 26.).
 
8.8. Ekincioğlu, M.; 2003, “A Little Story from Le Corbusier: Villa La Roche” (Turkish architectural article, Le Corbusier’den Kucuk Bir Oyku: Villa La Roche), in PORTFOLYO Architectural Periodical, January-February, Liman Publishing Company, Istanbul, pp. 74-79.
 
8.9. Ekincioglu, M.; 2001, “An Architect to Set up the Game…” (Turkish architectural article: Oyunu Kurgulayan Bir Mimarsa…”), Arredamento Architectural Journal, June, Boyut Publishing Group,  Istanbul, pp. 52-54.
 
8.10. Ekincioglu, M.; 2001, “KolnMesse 2001 or the Visible Side of our Zeitgeist” (Turkish architectural article: KolnMesse 2001 ya da Zeitgeist’in Gorulur Yuzu), Arredamento Architectural Journal, March, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 110-115.
 
8.11. Ekincioglu, M.; 2001, “Barcelona Pavillion: Seduction of Modernity (Turkish architectural article: Barselona Pavyonu: Modernin Bastan Cikariciligi), Arredamento Architectural Journal, May, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 94-99.
 
8.12. Ekincioglu, M.; 2001, “Rem Koolhaas and A Few Possible Hints for the Future” (Turkish architectural article: Rem Koolhass ve Gelecege Dair Olasi Birkac Ipucu), Boyut Contemporary World Architects Series 13, March, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 65-79.
 
8.13. Ekincioglu, M.; 2000, “Foresight and Legend” (Turkish architectural article: Ongoru ve Efsane), Arredamento Architectural Journal, October, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 111-115.
 
8.14. Ekincioglu, M.; 1996, “Science and Philosopy in Architecture” (Turkish architectural article:  Mimarlikta Bilim ve Felsefe), Arredamento Architectural Journal, November, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 96-100.
 
9. Interviews with/by Meral Ekincioglu on Architecture: 
 
9.1. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewee), 2020, “Archival Innovators: Dr. Meral Ekincioglu”, ArchivesAware!, Awareness and Outreach Resources for Archivists, https://archivesaware.archivists.org/tag/archival-innovators/, last accessed on 3.17.2020. (In this installation of Archival Innovators, SAA Committee on Public Awareness [COPA] member Rachel Seale interviews Dr. Meral Ekincioglu on her research project and its findings in regards to diversity and underrepresented architecture communities in archives at pioneering schools of architecture in the United States.).

9.2. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewee), 2020, “On Architecture and Woman with Meral Ekincioglu”, Mimarizm (Turkish interview by Mimarizm: “Meral Ekincioğlu ile Mimarlık ve Kadın” Üzerine), http://www.mimarizm.com/haberler/soylesi/meral-ekincioglu-ile-mimarlik-ve-kadin-uzerine_131110, last accessed on 3.14.2020.
 
9.3. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewee), 2020, “On Equal and Inclusive Nature of Architecture with Dr. Meral Ekincioğlu, http://www.murselcavus.com/equal-and-inclusive-nature-of-architecture-with-dr-meral-ekincioglu/, last accessed on 2.20.2020.
 
9.4. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 2018, “Hacking MIT with Ivaana Muse: Music Researcher, Lyrical Storyteller and Sound Artist”, (an interview with Ivaana Muse on her interdisciplinary project based on her in-depth research and close-reading on architectural space, art, science, technology, sound at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her creative music production), October. (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cambridge-creation-lab-announces-the-launch-of-its-first-book-come-music-project-a-square-and-a-half-the-colors-are-sounding-unedited-300711936.html, accessed on September 13, 2018.)
 
9.5.Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 2016, “Bilgi Denel: A 45 Year Teaching Career in Architecture”, (Two Significant Turkish Profiles at Princeton University in the 1960s: A Perspective on the Transformative Landscape of Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Turkey and the US.); http://turkishamericantv.org/2016/06/29/interview-with-bilgi-denel-sener-ozsahin/, accessed on June 30th.
 
9.6. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 2016, “Sener Ozsahin: A Successfull Career from Princeton University to the Professional World in Turkey”, (Two Significant Turkish Profiles at Princeton University in the 1960s: A Perspective on the Transformative Landscape of Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Turkey and the US.); http://turkishamericantv.org/2016/06/29/interview-with-bilgi-denel-sener-ozsahin/, accessed on June 30th.
 
9.7. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 2007, an Interview with John Morris Dixon (former editor of Progressive Architecture and a graduate of MIT-Architecture), Connecticut, May 8th. (unpublished interview); https://meralekincioglu.blogspot.com/2007/04/a-conversation-with-john-morris-dixon.html.
 
9.8. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 1996, “On Deterrotialisation and Deleuze”, an interview with Assoc. Prof. Ali Akay (MSU), Tasarım Architectural Magazine, Tasarım Publishing Group, Istanbul. (Turkish).
 
9.9. Ekincioglu, M. (interviewer), 1999, “Eartquake in Marmara and Technology” an interview with Prof. Dr. Feridun Çılı (ITU), Arredamento Architectural Journal, October, Boyut Publishing Group, Istanbul, pp. 72-76. (in Turkish).
 
10. Short Documentary Films on Architecture:
 
10.1.Ekincioglu, M. (scholar & editor), 2017, Unfolding the Turkish Chapter at MIT Architecture, 2017, the Turkish-American TV, producer: Hurriyet Aydin Ok, Ph.D., US; https://vimeo.com/221213498, last accessed on 7.25.2017
 
10.2.Ekincioglu, M. (scholar & editor), 2017, The MIT Chapel, 2017, Turkish-American TV, producer: Hurriyet Aydin Ok, Ph.D., US; https://vimeo.com/211252438, last accessed on 7.25.2020.
10.3.Ekincioglu, M. (scholar & editor), Aliye Pekin Celik Story, 2016, Turkish-American TV, interview by Dr. Ekincioglu, producer: Hurriyet Aydin Ok, Ph.D., US; https://vimeo.com/163203277, last accessed on 7.25.2020.


 

Projects

•Ekincioglu, M., 2020, “The Life Cycle of Celile Berk in Postwar Architecture: Her Challenge at the MIT-Architecture and in the US”, the Life Cycles of Women in Architecture Exhibition. 
 
(My exhibition proposal has been selected for the shortlist of Women Who Design’s 2020 International Exhibition as of June 2020, and the WWD’s Steering Committee has been working for the final of this international exhibition, https://www.womenwhodesign.org/, last accessed on 6.6.2020.).
 
•Ekincioglu, M., (2019-present), Diversity and Inclusion in Historical Documentation Practice at Pioneering Schools of Architecture in the Multicultural US.
 
(Architecture record archivist at the Yale University-School of Architecture; special collection archivist at the Harvard University-Graduate School of Design; librarian at the Princeton University- School of Architecture; 4 curator at the architecture and design collections at the MIT Museum; architecture, urban planning, and visual resources librarian at University of Michigan; art, architecture & engineering library; head of special collections at University of Rice; and library manager at the Kappe Library-SCI-Arch have kindly participated to my research project. In addition, the director at Archives & Records at the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in Washington D.C., has shared how the AIA has advocated for some research and archiving to document women in architecture and underrepresented groups of architects to increase diversity in the profession, and the AIA’s organizational records within this context.)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

•  Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Diversity and Inclusion in Historical Documentation of Multicultural Architecture Education in the US in a Time of Pandemic”, Society of American Archivists, 2020 Research Forum, “Foundations and Innovations”, August 5th, https://www2.archivists.org/am2020/research-forum-2020, last accessed on 7.20.2020.
 
• Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Contextualizing Celile Berk Butka in between Two Worlds: A Pioneering Woman Architect from Postwar Turkey to the US”, session: Countering Gender Stereotypes in the Middle East, The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 10-13. (my conference abstract has been accepted).
 
• Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Tracing Diversity in Historical Documentation of Architecture Education in the US”, Midwest Archives Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, May 6-9. (my conference abstract has been accepted).
 
https://www.midwestarchives.org/2020-annual-meeting, last accessed on 2.20.2020.
 
• Ekincioglu, M., 2020, What Do We Know about Collective Memory on Women & Diversity in Today’s Multicultural US Architecture?, (A critical perspective on inclusive built environment and architectural space design by questioning diversity in today’s US architecture and its collective memory), Harvard Neighbors-Tea and Talk Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, March. (Its date TBD soon).
 
http://neighbors.harvard.edu/sites/neighbors.harvard.edu/files/HarvardNeighborsWeeklyNewsletterv02.28.2020.pdf, last accessed on 3.7.2020.
 
Other Conferences, Symposium, Talks, and Panel:
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2020, “Shaping and Sharing Identity inArchitecture: Imperceptibility of Walls in Archives”, 51st NeMLA, Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention, Boston University, Boston, MA, US, March 8th. (A seminar by Citizen TALES Commons.). (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html).
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2019, Critical Recognition of Women as Author in Academia, with a Case of Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Women and Gender Studies Program, Caambridge, MA, US, November 6th. (a seminar presentation).
 

•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2019, Diverse and Inclusive Historical Documentation of Architecture, WikiConference North America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. (joint abstract with Dr. Vassiliki Rapti, Dr. Diana Ramirez-Rosso).

 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2018, “Architectural Archives and Citizenship in the US”,
Engagement Lab. at Emerson College (presentation as a part of workshop and lecture series by
Citizen TALES Commons), Boston, MA, US, December 18.
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (panelist), 2018, Power (Panel title), A Convergence at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design (event), Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Women in Design, Cambridge, MA, US, November 3rd. (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/a-convergence-at-the-confluence-of-power-identity-and-design, accessed on November 3rd 2018.).
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (panelist), 2018, “An Ontological Experience of MIT Architectural Spaces by a Woman Artist” (my talk), A Square and Half – The Colors (panel title), the MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, US, October 12.
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), Uncovering Her Archive: Ayla Karacabey in Postwar Architecture”, Society of Architecture Historian, 71st Annual International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, US., April 18–22.
 
 •Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2017, “Construction of Turkish Women Architects in Postwar U.S.: A Missing Chapter in Feminist Architecture History”, International Women in Architecture Symposium, Virginia Tech. University, VA, US., March 24th. (https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/77397).
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2017, “The Grand Flirtation: Feminist Operation of Architecture at Princeton University in the 1960s-the 1970s”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woman and Gender Studies Program, Intellectual Forum Series, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, October 19th. (http://wgs.mit.edu/events-all/meral, accessed on October 18th, 2017).
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2017, “A Challenging Journey in-between Turkey and the U.S.: Woman’s Touch in Architectural Practice”, City University of New York, Woman and Gender Studies Program, New York City, NY, US, October 26th. (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Center-for-the-Study-of-Women-and-Society/Center-Events.)
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2017, “Uncovering a Gender-based Chapter in the Politics of Architecture History: Turkish Women Architects in Postwar US”, Harvard University, New England Turkish Student Association-Lecture series for Turkish scholars, Cambridge, US., March 21st.
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2016, “Hacking the Politics of Gender”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture Program, Cambridge, MA, US., March 10th.
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2009, “Terrorizing Istanbul’s Memories: Architectural Stories between Storage and Transmission”, International Conference, Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, US.  
 
•Ekincioglu, M. (speaker), 2007, “Contemporary Media Practice in Turkish Architecture:  from Arkitekt to Arkitera”, International Conference, Media in Transition 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, US.
 
Please see for more: http://meralekincioglu.com/academic-presentations.html

Memberships

•The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) (2020-present; 2018-2019; 2014-2015)

•”SpaceArchitecture.org” (2020-present)

•The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America (2020-present; 2017-2018)

•Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) (2020-present)

•Society of American Archivist (2019-2020)

•Northeast Modern Language Association (2020-present)

•Citizen TALES Commons (2018-present)

•Friend of Boston Society of Architects (2015-present)

•World Architecture Community (honorary member) (2018-present)

•The MIT’s Women League (2014-present) 

•Harvard Neighbors (2006-present)

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