STS TURKEY Science and Technology Studies (STS) Research Network, continues its studies to increase visibility and prevalence of the field by encouraging research and education activities in the field of Science and Technology Studies in our country.

In order to convey the basic theoretical frameworks, important concepts and related discussions of the field of STS at an introductory level; ‘STS TURKEY Winter School’ was held for the first time in January 2019 with the support of Orient-Institut Istanbul, and for the second time in January 2020 with the support of Bilkent University and METU Design Factory in Ankara.

Supported by Istanbul Bilgi University, the third session of STS TURKEY Science, Technology and Society Winter School, will take place on February 3-5, 2021. During the three-day training, researchers and academicians from different disciplines will teach theory and method courses on STS. Half of the last day of the program will be devoted to the discussion of research topics of the participants.

Due to the current pandemic conditions, STS TURKEY Winter School 2021 will take place in online format. For students interested in the Winter School, where participation is free, the application form will be open until 15 January 2021. You can access the relevant form via the link here (in Turkish). Students who are eligible to participate will be announced on our website on January 20 2021. You can send your questions to us via

You can find the list of courses and instructors below. Please note that the lectures will be held in English or Turkish based on the title stated.


Algoritmalara Antropolojik bir Bakış
Erkan Saka, Doç. Dr., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Feminist STS          
Şafak Kılıçtepe, Öğr. Gör. Dr., Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi

Bilim, Teknoloji ve Uzmanlık Sorunsalı    
Emine Öncüler Yayalar, Öğr. Gr. Dr., Bilkent Üniversitesi

STS ve Sanat         
Ayşe Köksal, Doç. Dr., Özyegin Üniversitesi

Politics of Infrastructure       
Fiona Gedeon Achi, Research Assistant, McGill University

STS’de Niteliksel Yöntemler
Melike Şahinol, Dr., Orient-Institut Istanbul

Büyük Veri ve Yapay Zeka Etiği   
Yusuf Yüksekdağ, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Bilim ve Toplumsal Hareketler      
Ali Ilhan, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Özyegin Üniversitesi

İnsan-olmayanların Failliği ve Politika   
Ebru Kayaalp Jurich, Doç. Dr., Ankara Bilim Üniversitesi

Bilim İletişimi           
Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

Veri tabanlı Sosyolojik Araştırmalar   
Ivo Furman, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Imagining Responsible Solutions for Emerging Technologies     
Robin Ann Downey, Dr., Bilkent University

Tıp ve Teknoloji
Gülşah Başkavak, Dr., Orient-Institut Istanbul

Yapay Zeka, Robotik ve Hukuk   
Başak Ozan Özparlak, Dr., Avukat,  Ozan&Ozan Hukuk Bürosu

Streaming of Freedom-Machines: Reflections on Rousseau, Foucault and STS 
Eric Deibel, Dr., Bilkent University

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