Prof. Meral S. Öztoprak graduated from the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University in 1984. After her graduation, she took her MA degree in Sociology from the Institute of Social Sciences at Cumhuriyet University in 1987. This is followed by her Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the Institute of Social Sciences at Cumhuriyet University in 1994. In 1998, she was chairing the Department of Sociology at Cumhuriyet University while serving as a member of the Administrative and Faculty Board of Sciences and Letters and Administrative Board of the Institute of Social Sciences.
Between 1999 and 2002 she was a member of the Administrative and Faculty Board of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Akdeniz University. Additionally, she was holding to the chair of Politics and Social Sciences at the Department of Public Administration from 1998 to 2008. Professor Öztoprak was served as deputy dean in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences between 2003 and 2004, and she was Dean of Faculty of Law at Akdeniz University from 2004 to 2008. In this period of her career, she was a member of the Administrative Board in the Faculty of Law between 2000 and 2001 and also joined the Administrative Board of the Institute of Social Sciences at Akdeniz University between 2000 and 2003. While she was serving as the Head of the Department of Public Administration at Yeditepe University between 2009-2021 she was a member of the Faculty Board of Yeditepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Öztoprak was in Brussels and Strasbourg in 2001 within the framework of EUVP, in 2006 and 2008 at Georgetown University and between 2017 to 2018 she served as a guest lecturer at London SOAS University.
She on one hand has instructed Sociology, Social Psychology, Political Sociology, History of Political Thought, Contemporary Political Ideologies, History of Turkish Democracy, Political Ideology, and Social Structure of Turkey at the undergraduate level. On the other hand, she has tutored Society and Women, New Approaches in Political Sciences, Research Methods in Social Sciences, Issues on Development of Democracy in Turkey, Socio-cultural Structure, and Politics in Turkey at the graduate level.
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Bachelor: Ankara University - Public Administration -- 1984
Master: Cumhuriyet University - Sociology -- 1987
Doctorate: Cumhuriyet University - Sociology -- 1994
Assistant Professor: 1994
Associate Professor: 1997
- Political Sociology