Welcome to METU - SAN

The Graduate Program in Social Anthropology is an MS program of the Department of Sociology.

Faculty members work in areas such as migration, gender, religion, transnationality, and political, economic, and urban anthropology. The area focus is on Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. The program requires students to carry out field research for their thesis work. The language of instruction is English.

Degree: MS with Thesis


  • Workshop on "Uses and Consequences of Social Media in Turkey", Saturday April 9, 2016

    The British Institute at Ankara (BIA) and the METU Social Anthropology Graduate Program are organizing a workshop on the "Uses and Consequences of Social Media in Turkey" that will take place April 9, 2016 in METU.

  • Past Anthropology Talks

    I: Jak den Exter: "Ethnicity and Migration: The Case of International Migration from Emirdag to Europe"

    II: Kamal Malhotra: "The UN and Turkey: Current Challenges"

    III: Harun Kaygan: "Studying Design: Nationalism in Turkish Coffee, Gender in Lego, and Other Things"

    IV: Mehmet Baris Kuymulu: "The Value of the Right to the City"

    V: Anja Weiss: "Work in Transition: Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants' Passages into the Labour Market"

    VI: Pinar Kaygan: "Exploring the Creative Workplace: Relations of Gender, Hierarchy, and Power"