Sİnan Doğan

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2015 - Present

Independent Researcher

Conduct an independent ethnographic research in the United Kingdom about immigrant populations.

The research is based on fieldwork, participant observation in numerous public and private settings, informal and formal interviews, and document analysis. The fieldwork is mostly based on the communities in Liverpool, but also includes interviews and participant observation being done in Manchester and London.

Participate many social occassions such as political meetings, event organizations, panels, cultural activites, community events, friend meetings, and family reunions; in order to provide efficient observation and gather reliable data. The interviews are being done with many informants such as artists, academics, students, activists, and shopkeepers. Psychological anthropology's theoretical and methodogical frameworks have cheifly been used.

The papers based on the research are accepted and will be presented in two peer-reviewed academic conferences:

    • 8th Global Meeting of the Diasporas Research Stream by Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    • Turkish Migration Conference 2016 by Transnational Press London
Oct 2015 - Present

Writer and Translator

Gaia Dergi (Gaia Magazine)

Write well-researched and engaging articles  about world cultures, ecology, animal rights, human rights, and feminism for the website and monthly printed publication. Translated up-to-date articles on world news from English to Turkish.

Utilize journalistic and academic skills to structure original contents, leading to weekly acceptance of submissions.

Help the editors and other writers in reaching necessary contacts, and editing the articles.

Offer innovative ideas about content and structure of both website and printed publication.

Author Profile

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Teaching Assistant

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University

Course Title: Introduction to Psychology (English)

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazlı Baydar

Helped students to achieve the learning goals of the class through in-class exercises, facilitated comprehension of challenging topics in the class. Helped students to follow course schedule by informing them about exams, class participation, missed class and exam policies, and reading assignments.

Incorporated technological resources, such as Blackboard and VPAD system.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015


Koç Office of Learning and Teaching (KOLT), Koç University

Gave tutoring services to undergraduate students for Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Symbolic Logic  courses.

Facilitated study groups before exams, and offered extra workshops incorporation with the courses' instructors.

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

Research Assistant

Koç University
Research Project: Barcın Höyük Archaeological Excavation Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rana Özbal
Assisted graduate students and researchers in the excavation field.
Participated in classification of artefacts and structures.
Aug 2014 - Feb 2015


Kaos Yayınları (Kaos Publishing House)

Corrected spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in translated texts by comparing with the original source.

Checked content, imposed consistent styles, reworded or rewrote.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014


Office of Disability Services and Accessible Education, Koç University
Scanned and edited course books & textbooks to provide access for visually challenged students.


2012 - Present

Psychology (English) (Full Scholarship)

Koç University

GPA: 3.78

Year: 3rd

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Social Anthropology

Mary Ward Centre, London

An 11-week continuing education program.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Introduction to Human Origins

Radical Anthropology Group

13-week schedule including weekly discussion classes, lectures, workshops, and discussions based on readings.

Social Responsibility Experience

2014 - Present

Member of Board of Directors, Campaign Designer, and Europe Representative

Yeryüzüne Özgürlük Derneği (Freedom for Earth Association)
2014 - Present

Co-founder and Member

Derin Ekoloji Derneği (Deep Ecology Association)
2015 - Present


Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği (Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living)
2012 - 2015

Broadcaster and Technical Assistant

KURadyo (Radio Club, Koç University)
Dec 2012 - 2015

Co-founder and Secretary

Toplum ve Düşünce Topluluğu (Community for Thought and Society, Koç University)


Cooking & Food Not Bombs: I am one of the founders of local anti-waste movement Food Not Bombs Istanbul. The activities of the group include: collecting leftover food from markets and bazaars, cooking, sharing while engaging communication with wide range of people from the communities such as refugees, homeless people, and children.

Ecology & Animal Rights: I am vegan since 2014 and supporting animal rights advocacy groups since then. With those organizations, I had a chance to learn how to manage legal paper works, moulding public opinion, and carrying out campaigns. Also, I am interested in and occasionally practicing ecological/simple living practices and organic farming methods.

Music and Radio:  I sang in several amateur music bands for almost five years. I have been writing album reviews, biographies, and essays about Rock and Jazz music, since 2012, for various blogs and music sites both in English and Turkish. Also, I prepared and presented radio shows between 2012 and 2016 for KURadyo and RadioFil.

Basketball: I played basketball in several youth teams as licenced player for seven years, until 2012. .



Language Skills

Turkish (native), English (fluent)

Computer Skills

MS Office, Atlas.TI , Mendeley