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Primary Scientific
Research Fields:
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Climate change, public health in architecture (history), emerging and advanced technologies in architecture (design) practice, theory, (modern) history and sociology of architectural (design) practice, historical documentation practice and methods in architecture & interior architecture with a focus on pandemic challenges.
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Secondary Scientific
Research Fields
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Intersectional feminism in architecture, intertwined history of architecture, systemic and racial justice in (multicultural) architecture, cross-cultural relations and transnational (design) practice in architecture; architectural partnerships in professional practice, architectural design practitioner - large-scale client relations (in the private sector) with a focus on the postwar period.
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My Membership:
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• The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) (2020-present; 2017-2018; 2014-2015)
• The SAH Climate Change and Architectural History Affiliate Group
(2021-present)
• The SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group, Research Committee member
(2021-present)
• The SAH Minority Scholars Affiliate Group, (2020-present)
• The SAH Race and Architectural History Affiliate Group (2020-present)
• The SAH, Women in Architecture Affiliate Group (SAH WiA AG) registers committee member for archives and bibliographis resources (2020-present); and Communication and Media team member (2021-present)
• The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America (2020-present; 2017-2018)
• Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) (2020-present)
• SpaceArchitecture.org (2020-present)
•European Architectural History Network (EAHN) (2019-present)
• Society of American Archivist
(2019-2020)
• Northeast Modern Language Association (2020-present)
• Friend of Boston Society of Architects
(2015-present)
• World Architecture Community
(honorary member) (2008-present)
Harvard Neighbors (2006-present)
• The MIT’s Women League (2014-present)
• The MIT Women Chorale (2006-2007).
Welcome to my page...
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Trained as an architect, I am a scholar with Ph.D. in Architecture. With academic sponsorship by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture Program, I am "the first" scholar in my expertise field, and conducted my advanced scientific research project in the field of intersectional feminism, intertwined history of architecture, and politics of gender in multicultural US architecture for two years after my Ph.D. (1). In my expertise field, I was invited by MIT, Harvard University, the 71st Society of Architectural Historians-Annual and International Conference, International Women in Architecture Symposium at Virginia Tech., the 53rd Middle East Studies Association-Annual Meeting, the Society of American Archivists-Research Forum (2020), CUNY, Boston University, "Women Who Design" etc. as a speaker and a panelist. Following my productive research process at MIT, I am currently developing the manuscript for my book.
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My most recent research project examines diverse and inclusive historical documentation practice at pioneering schools of architecture in the US, such as at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc., and I recently moderated an online panel organized by "Women Who Design" on diverse and inclusive historical documentation with a leading architecture historian and archivists in the field. 
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I am an awardee of  fellowship by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), and have been currently serving as a member of "the Society of Architectural Historians-Historic Interiors Affiliate Group (SAH HIG)-Research Committee; and member of both the first Register Committee of the Society of Architectural Historians-Women in Architecture Affiliate Group (SAH-WiA AG), and its Media and Communication Team. My sistematic research on archival sources (which I submitted in January and February 2021) is “the first” register of the SAH-WiA AG-Register Committee’s project on archives (2)I am a peer reviewer of the PLAN Journal (TPJ) on research, studies and criticism in architecture and urbanism, and a certificate holder by Consortium for Graduate Studies, Gender, Culture, Women & Sexuality (GCWS) at MIT as well.
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As a special Turkish fellow, I began my Ph.D. dissertation research at the Harvard University, Aga Khan History of Art and Architecture, Ph.D. Program, and continued this advanced research at the Columbia University, Graduate School of Planning and Preservation, Ph.D. Program as a research scholar. Based on my dissertation research at Harvard and Columbia universities, I completed "the first" Ph.D. dissertation on history and theoretical analysis of practice conducted by Tekeli-Sisa Architecture Partnership (1954, Istanbul-present(Please, click on the link) with a specific research problem, and obtained my Ph.D. in Architecture at the Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. My secondary expertise and scientific research fields are sociology, theory and the modern history of the architecture profession, modernization of architectural design practice, relationship between the design architect and the client, (and their historical thresholds in postwar Turkey). Prior to my advanced and international scholarly endeavors, I pursued my design, teaching and publishing practice in architecture as well.
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In my expertise field, I have international scholarly publications, published interviews and a collection curated and developed for the MIT-Archnet. Diverse and inclusive historical documentation and architecture photography (for more than 30 years) are among my deep interests. With my published "198" architectural photographs taken from iconic modern and contemporary buildings in the history of Cambridge, MA and Boston (mostly from MIT and Harvard university campuses), I am a contributor of SAH Archipedia, authoritative online encyclopedia of the U.S. built environment organized by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press; and SAHARA, a digital image archive developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with Artstor and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Having numerous published articles, interviews, translations in architecture, my 19 editorial monographs on pioneering architects are accessible at leading academic libraries in the U.S. architecture, such as at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library of Columbia University, the Frances Loeb Library of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Rotch Library of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Architecture & Planning. My published monograph on Bernard Tschumi is also accessible in Swiss Collections, a gateway to historical and modern collections in Swiss libraries and archives as well. (Bibliographic code: bbg08).
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I am a fanatic appreciator of Stanley Clarke (Grammy-winning bassist, producer and composer in jazz), King Crimson (progressive rock/progressive metal) and Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (Western Classical, the late Romantic period). My acoustic Fender along with singing is inseparable part of my life!
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Meral Ekincioglu, Ph.D.
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For any inquiries, please contact me directly:
meral@meralekincioglu.com
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