Bülent Batuman is an associate professor of architecture at Bilkent University with joint appointment at the Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and the Department of Architecture. He studied at the Middle East Technical University and received his Ph.D. in History and Theory of Art and Architecture from State University of New York–Binghamton. His research areas include social production and politics of built environment, history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism, and urban politics. His recent work focuses on the relationship between Islamism and the built environment. He is the author of New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism: Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey (Routledge, 2018) and editor of Cities and Islamisms: On the Politics and Production of the Built Environment (Routledge, 2021).
Contact: Bilkent University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, 06800 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey.