I am currently a Master’s student at Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Turkey, and my field is Asian Studies. Primarily within this field, I am more focused on political sociology – in which I employ elite theories, which originates from the works of scholars such as Michels, Pareto, and C. W. Mills – with Japan and South Korea as my countries of primary concern. With regards to Japan, my interests are concentrated on elite theories and party politics, while for South Korea my interests are primarily on Korean identity and nationalism, and Hallyu. I am also interested in urban sociology, especially focusing on how the socio-political finds its reflections on the city.

During my undergraduate studies, I was a Dual Diploma Program student, majoring in Global and International Affairs at Middle East Technical University and Binghamton University (which is a part of the SUNY system). I hold a BSc. in Global and International Affairs from both colleges, with separate GPAs and complementary transcripts, as well as a double major BA in Sociology from Binghamton University. I have taken courses in Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, and History, which has accustomed to me to multidisciplinary studies and approaches to research.

If you would like to see a CV, please do kindly ask. I am skittish about sharing it outright, but have no qualms about making it available upon request.


BSc. Global and International Affairs, 2019, Middle East Technical University

BSc. Global and International Affairs, 2019, SUNY at Binghamton

BA. Sociology, 2019, SUNY at Binghamton


National Society of High School Scholars, March 2015

Association for Asian Studies, March 2019

Asiatic Society of Japan, March 2019

Yalın Akçevin

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