Sibel Bozdoğan
United States

Member of the Master Jury 2022


Sibel Bozdoğan is Visiting Professor of Modern Architecture and Urbanism, Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University. Professor Bozdoğan is interested in critical theories of modernity, identity, nationalism, regionalism and post- colonialism and has been an advocate for global perspectives in the writing/teaching of critical, cross-cultural histories of modern architecture. She has published numerous articles on these topics and teaches courses ranging from “National Landscapes” and “Vernacular Modernisms” to surveys of 20th century architecture from the Americas to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.


She is the author of Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (University of Washington Press, 2001), which won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Köprülü Book Prize of the Turkish Studies Association. Her publications include a monograph on the Turkish architect Sedad Eldem, an interdisciplinary volume, Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey (co-edited with Reşat Kasaba) and Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (co-authored with Esra Akcan). She is currently leading and co-editing (with Panayiota Pyla and Petros Phokaides), an international collaborative book project Coastal Architectures and Politics of Tourism: Leisurescapes in the Global Sunbelt.


She holds a professional degree in architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught architectural history and theory courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MIT and Harvard GSD, and has served as the Director of Liberal Studies at the Boston Architectural Center. Dividing her time between Boston and Turkey, she has also taught at Bilgi and Kadir Has Universities in Istanbul and was the Chair of the latter’s Architecture Department between 2014 and 2017. She is the recipient  of the 2018 Turkish Chamber of Architects National Award for “Lifetime Contribution to Architecture in Turkey”.

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