Dilan is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Boston University. She received her B.A. and M.A. in sociology from Bogazici University, Turkey. Her research interests are in the areas of sociology of work, occupations, and organizations, economic sociology, social inequalities, and social theory.
Dilan is particularly interested in postindustrial work formation. Her previous projects have focused on service industries, particularly care work, which she presented in various academic meetings in the US, Canada, Europe, and Turkey, including American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, and European Sociological Association.
Currently, Dilan is working on her dissertation research which concerns career pathways to software development without a CS degree. Using mixed-methods, including surveys, interviews, and ethnographic observations, Dilan’s research aims to understand the process of becoming software developers without a CS degree and identify the obstacles persons with different backgrounds might face as they pursue work in tech. You can find the recruitment ad for Dilan’s project on software development careers here.