Duygu Avcı conducts research in environmental justice, political ecology, and critical agro-food studies. She received her Ph.D. in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2018. In her doctoral study, she made a comparative analysis of the anti-mining struggles in Turkey and Ecuador from an environmental justice perspective. She completed her master's degree in Economics at Boğaziçi University and holds a BS degree in Economics and Sociology from Middle Eastern Technical University. In 2019-2020, together with Fikret Adaman, Umut Kocagöz, and Gökçe Yeniev, she conducted the "Political Ecology of Transformation in Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change" research supported by the Istanbul Policy Center. She works as a postdoctoral researcher in the project "Guiding the Search for Sustainability by Developing Sustainable Agriculture Matrix Together," coordinated by Sabancı University Faculty of Science and Engineering faculty member Levent Öztürk, including IPC Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin.
Sustainable Agriculture Matrix International Consortium Meeting
Under IPC, Sabancı University, Toros Tarım, and Tekfen Tarım cooperation and with the support of Belmont Forum Sustainable Agriculture Matrix project's International Consortium Meeting took place with the participation of Sabancı University Natural Sciences and Engineering Faculty Lecturer Prof. Dr. Levent Öztürk, IPC Climate Cluster Coordinator and Sabancı University Art and Social Sciences Faculty Lecturer Dr. Ümit Şahin, Natural Sciences and Engineering Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher Duygu Avcı and Dr. Xin Zhang from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at the IPC on October 20-21.