Ilhan Kaya

Ilhan Kaya is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in human geography and taught there for more than five years. He was working as a professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul before joining UGENT. Ilhan has taught and researched on space and identity more generally, and the Turkish diaspora in the US and Europe in particular. He has also published on the Kurdish movement and minorities in Turkey. Ilhan is one of the leading figures introducing social theory to Turkish geography and contributing to the development of geographic thought. His writings are not limited to academic platforms as he has written commentaries for national newspapers and reports for recognized think-tanks. He is a nature man who loves hiking and travelling. Ilhan is married and has three wonderful children.

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