Dr Zeynep Kezer
Senior Lecturer in Architecture
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6030
- Address: School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
Newcastle upon Tyne
Education and Qualifications
- Ph. D., University of California Berkeley
- M. Arch., University of California Berkeley
- B.Arch., Middle East Technical University
Membership in Professional and Academic Organizations
- Chamber of Architects of Turkey – Licensed Architect
- European Architectural History Network
- Middle Eastern Studies Association
- Society of Architectural Historians
- Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
- European Association of Urban Historians
- Urban History Association
- Green College Society, University of British Columbia
- Global Urban Research Unit, Newcastle University
- Center for Tectonic Cultures, Newcastle University
Board Membership in Professional and Academic Organizations
- Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Board Member (2008-2011)
- Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB), Board Member & Newsletter Editor (2007-2010)
- European Architectural History Network (EAHN), Board Member (2007-2010)
- Modern Architectural and Urban History
- Cultural Landscapes
- Nation-Building Processes
- The Teaching of Architectural History (contents, perspectives)
- British Academy Small Research Grant for Humanities and Social Sciences
- J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Islamic Architecture
- Maude Hammond Fling Faculty Research Fellowship (University of Nebraska)
- Cecil Green Research Scholar (University of British Columbia)
- Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia)
My research as an urban historian sits at the intersection of human geography, material culture and political science and I welcome applications from prospective doctoral students who are interested in modern urban and architectural history and visual culture.
I currently run the design studio in the first semester of the M Arch Programme. The module, thematically entitled "The Urban Fabric" focuses on the broader social, cultural, historical and political context within which architecture is practiced. The semester starts with a foreign city visit and all activities throughout the semester are anchored around this city to provide utmost immersion into the questions raised by the chosen city. The studio is dedicated to not only the design process, but is complemented with readings and seminar-style discussions, movie nights, an exhibition and a symposium with invited scholars, who specialize in some aspect of the city in question. The current destination of the studio is Berlin, with Istanbul to follow in 2013.
In addition to questions of urban design, I am interested in the early stages of design education and have taught extensively at this stage in Newcastle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Middle East Technical University.
- Kezer Z. Incongruous Cartographies, Discontinuous Histories: An Exploration of Ankara’s Spatial Transformations from Empire to Republic. In: Fatma Müge Göçek, ed. Contested Spaces in Contemporary Turkey. Routledge, 2016. Submitted.
- Kezer Z. Building Modern Turkey: State, Space and Ideology in the Early Republic. Pittsburgh, PA (USA): University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. In Press.
- Kezer Z. Spatializing Difference: The Making of an Internal Border in Early Republican Elazığ, Turkey. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 2014, 73(4), 507-527.
- Kezer Z. Elçilere Layık Bir Başkent (A Capital Fit for Ambassadors). In: Cantek, FS, ed. Cumhuriyetin Ütopyası: Ankara (The Republic’s Utopia: Ankara). Ankara: Gazi University Press, 2012.
- Kezer Z. Of Forgotten People and Forgotten Places: Nation-Building and the Dismantling of Ankara's non-Muslim Landscapes. In: Ruggles, D. Fairchild, ed. On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites. New York: Springer, 2012, pp.169-191.
- Kezer Z. Memleketi Tahayyül Edebilmek: Erken Cumhuriyet Döneminde Milli Eğitimin Maddi Kültürü. Dosya 2011, (27), 79-87.
- Kezer Z. The Making of Early Republican Ankara. Architectural Design 2010, (203), 40-45.
- Kezer Z. An imaginable community: the material culture of nation-building in early republican Turkey. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2009, 27(3), 508-530.
- Kezer Z. Ankara. In: Gunzberger Makaš, E., Damljanović Conley, T, ed. Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires: Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe. London: Routledge, 2009, pp.124-140.
- Kezer Z. Molding the republican generation: the landscapes of learning in early republican Turkey. In: Gutman, M., De Coninck-Smith, N, ed. Designing Modern Childhoods: History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008, pp.128-151.
- Kezer Z. A Splintered Icon: The Tensions of Politics, Ideology and Representation in Early Republican Ankara. Informationen zur modernen Stadtgeschichte 2005, 2005(1), 38-46.
- Kezer Z. If walls could talk: Exploring the dimensions of heterotopia at the Four Seasons Istanbul Hotel. In: Arnold, D; Ballantyne, A, ed. Architecture as experience : Radical change in spatial practice. London: Routledge, 2004, pp.210-232.
- Kezer Z. Familiar Things in Strange Places: Ankara’s Ethnography Museum and the Legacy of Islam in Republican Turkey. In: McMurry, S., Adams, A.M, ed. People, Power and Place / Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture Volume 8. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001, pp.101-116.