Sibel Bozdogan holds a professional degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1976) and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1983). She has taught architectural history and theory courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1986-1991), MIT (1991-1999) and the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (part-time since 2000). She has also served as the Director of Liberal Studies at the Boston Architectural Center (2004-2006) and has taught at the Graduate Architecture Program of Istanbul Bilgi University where she is an Affiliated Professor (since 2006). Her interests cover cross-cultural histories of modern architecture and urbanism in Europe, the U.S., Mediterranean and the Middle East with a specialization in Turkey.  In Fall 2010, she has curated the 1930-1950 section of the collaborative Istanbul 1910-2010: City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture Exhibition at the Santral Museum, Istanbul Bilgi University.  In addition to  numerous articles, her publications include a monograph on the Turkish architect Sedad Hakki Eldem (1987), her Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (University of Washington Press, 2001) which has won the 2002 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Koprulu Book Prize of the Turkish Studies Association and most recently,  Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books, 2012) which she has co-authored with Esra Akcan. 

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