Turkey

Over the summer Drs. Janet Turan, Director of the Sparkman Center, and Bulent Turan, Associate Professor in Psychology, met with colleagues at two institutions in Turkey to develop partnerships. First, they met with colleagues at Koc University to discuss collaborations related to the study of stigma in Turkish society, and particularly stigma and discrimination faced by refugees in Turkey.

They also met with researchers from Istanbul Aydin University about collaboration in their work with Project Aspire. Project Aspire is a initiative from Columbia University's School of Social Work that investigates forced migration in Jordan and Turkey. ASPIRE stands for Advancing Solutions in Policy Implementation, Research & Engagement for Refugees. 

 Turkey collaborations

Dominican Republic

The first week of September, Dr. Turan, Dr. Budhwani, and Katie Adams traveled to the Dominican Republic to visit partners at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC).

While there, Drs. Turan & Budhwani presented seminars at UNIBE regarding intersectional stigma and the history of reserach collaborations between UAB and UNIBE. The team also visited the Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (Institute of Tropical Medicine & Global Health) at UNIBE, made plans for upcoming grant submissions, and held a roundtable with community organizations -coordinated by the CVC- to receive feedback on future plans. 

 

  • Visiting the Institute of Tropical Medicine & Global Health

    Visiting the Institute of Tropical Medicine & Global Health

    Visiting the Institute of Tropical Medicine & Global Health
  • Bougainvillea in the Zona Colonial

    Bougainvillea in the Zona Colonial

    Bougainvillea in the Zona Colonial
  • Touring UNIBE's campus

    Touring UNIBE's campus

    Touring UNIBE's campus
  • Dr. Turan's seminar at UNIBE

    Dr. Turan's seminar at UNIBE

    Dr. Turan's seminar at UNIBE
  • Dr. Budhwani's seminar at UNIBE

    Dr. Budhwani's seminar at UNIBE

    Dr. Budhwani's seminar at UNIBE
  • Drs. Paulino & Budhwani discussing their research collaborations

    Drs. Paulino & Budhwani discussing their research collaborations

    Drs. Paulino & Budhwani discussing their research collaborations
  • Puerta de la Misericordia - the first gate to the city

    Puerta de la Misericordia - the first gate to the city

    Puerta de la Misericordia - the first gate to the city
  • Conversations with community organizations

    Conversations with community organizations

    Conversations with community organizations
  • Conversations with community organizations

    Conversations with community organizations

    Conversations with community organizations
  • Along the boardwalk in Santo Domingo

    Along the boardwalk in Santo Domingo

    Along the boardwalk in Santo Domingo