ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL

Gül Nese Dogusan Alexander

Research Associate

dogusanalexander@fas.harvard.edu

Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard University. She completed her Ph.D. in History of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, where she also received her B.Arch and M.Sci. She also studied at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design as a Fulbright Scholar and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation as a TUBITAK scholar.
In her dissertation, “Corporatist Ideology and Single-Family Housing in Turkey: A Project for Modernization,” she analyzed the relationships and tensions between different actors’ conceptions of the built environment, focusing on the production of housing in the 1940s and 1950s. She has published on topics including the urban renewal and redevelopment plans implemented in Istanbul in the 1950s and the settlements built by housing cooperatives in the same period.
In addition to her scholarly work, she has been a part of various architectural design projects in the areas of industrial heritage and urban public space. She has taught courses on architectural survey and restoration, architectural theory, architectural history, and design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.