Kıvanç Kılınç works in the Department of Architecture at Yaşar University in Turkey and is associate editor of International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA). He received his PhD degree (2010) in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture Graduate Program at Binghamton University, SUNY. His research focuses on the transnational connections and their consequences which shaped contemporary social housing practices in Turkey and the Middle East. Kılınç is currently working on his book manuscript on the spatial histories of lower-income residents and less well-known examples of social housing in Turkish cities, both equally pushed to the margins of architectural history. Other points of research include contemporary social housing in the Middle-East; domestic architecture and residential culture in early twentieth century Turkey; and Islamic art and architecture. He has published in academic journals such as Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, The Journal of Architecture, New Perspectives on Turkey, and METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture . Among the many grants Kılınç has received are the Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars Fellowship (SAH), Grant-in-Aid for Research at the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the Getty Dissertation Workshop Award. He has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in architectural history, theory and criticism addressing the social construction of the built environment. At Yaşar University Architecture Department Kılınç is coordinating the first year Basic Design Studio, developing design problems to encourage students to critically relate the design product to larger contexts through the comparison of different disciplinary practices.