Mehmet Soyer joined the Department of Sociology as a visiting assistant professor in June 2017. As of July 2020, he started as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. He received his M.S. in Sociology from University of North Texas and PhD in the same field from Texas Woman’s University.
He is an environmental sociologist with an interest in social inequality. His research agenda consists of examining the critical link between community response and the impacts of energy development through collective behavior, activism, and environmental inequality. He is also interested in pedagogical research to work on how to enhance safe and brave spaces for exploring perceptions of marginalized groups.
Dr. Soyer’s work has been published in journals including The Extractive Industries and Society, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, The Qualitative Report, Communication Teacher among others. Also, He has co-authored a book titled “Sociological Studies of Environmental Conflict” by Rowman & Littlefield Publisher.
He enjoys cooking. Brunch is his specialty! Also, He loves making sourdough bread for his friends and his family. He enjoys bike rides with his kids (Azra and Melih). I and my partner (Gonca) spend a good amount of time taking care of our garden.