Çiftçi, Mariye | Turkey

Mariye Çiftçi


Mariye completed her undergraduate education at the Department of Sociology, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey in 2017 and master's degree at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey in 2020. Her master thesis was about Iranian refugees. In this thesis, she focused on the status losses and work experiences of highly skilled refugees after their migration to Van, Turkey. Between 2019-2020, she was an exchange student in scope of Erasmus Program at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal.

She had work experience at Optimar Research Center in 2020. Here she took part in the project titled "Health behavior research in the population over the age of 15". During her field work, she conducted surveys on substance addiction, alcohol addiction and technology addiction. In 2021, she worked as a sociologist in the “BOTAŞ-Increasing the Natural Gas Storage Capacity of Salt Lake Project.” She conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions about the effects of natural gas wells installed in agricultural areas on agriculture and animal husbandry. In 2021, she worked as a sociologist in the "Aksaray Ihlara valley guest reception center" project of the Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change. She comparatively researched and presented the practices of Turkey, Canada and Germany regarding qualified immigrants at the international social sciences congress in 2022. She presented her article about the work experiences of Afghan shepherds at the National Sociology Congress held at Galatasaray University in 2023.

She started her doctoral studies at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University in 2021 and passed the Doctorate qualification exam in 2023; currently she is an active PhD candidate. She is willing to write her doctoral thesis in the context of artificial intelligence's violations of personal rights.

Project at IAS-STS: With the phenomenon of artificial intelligence, the transformation of social life

With globalization, technology has had unforeseen consequences. In addition to the effects of artificial intelligence in daily life, its rapid effects can be seen in scientific and artistic activities. For example, article writing or script writing with ChatGPT. The phenomenon of artificial intelligence, which is the product of the human mind, is rebuilding the whole life in political, social and economic aspects. An interdisciplinary research will be conducted from a critical perspective, especially with the theorists of the Frankfurt School and Manuel Castells' network society.

Selected publications:

Çiftçi, Mariye, “Türkiye's Highly Skilled Immigration Policy”, 2nd2  İnterntional Social Sciences  Postgraduate Student Symposium, İsa Yalçın and Kemal Temizer. (Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Press, 2022) 187-88. http://webportal.yyu.edu.tr/images/content/1697639190_1689753757_1662096809_USLOS_ÖZET_KİTAPÇIĞI_(1).pdf

Çiftçi, Mariye, “Ben Kimliksizim, Emek Piyasasında Afgan Çobanlar ( I have no identity, the example of Afghan shepherds in the labor sector)”, X. Ulusal Sosyoloji Kongresi Krizler Çağının Toplumsal Halleri, 20-22 Eylül 2023, Sosyoloji Derneği, İstanbul, 36. https://www.sosyolojikongresi.org/s/2498/i/bildiri-ozetleri-kitabi-23-10-2023.pdf

Çiftçi, Mariye, Loss of Status in the Iranian High skilled Refugees: The Van Case (Master Thesis), Ulusal Tez Merkezi. https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/tezSorguSonucYeni.jsp