Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe
Doctor of Design (2012), Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Dr. Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe is an anthropologist, architect, instructor, and researcher. She is originally from Germany, where she has worked as an architect on public and private projects. Interested in the social agency of architecture, identity construction, and cultural and spatial practices of migrants, she continued her academic career as a Fulbright Fellow at the Harvard GSD and received a degree as Doctor of Design in 2012. She has taught studios and seminars at introductory and advanced levels and held a visiting assistant professorship at the Architecture Department of the Wentworth Institute of Technology (2013-2014). To expand and deepen her expertise in interdisciplinary research and teaching, she studies in the PhD program in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University (2011-2017), where she focuses on migration, diaspora, identity and biopolitics, and pursues an Anthropology of Environment and Space, with a secondary field in Women and Gender Studies (intersectionality and urban transformation). While her regional focus is Turkey, she also takes a comparative approach considering other regions. She is invested in interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as experimenting with innovative methods of spatializing ethnographic research.