Burin Yildiztekin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, where she is also in the collaborative PhD program with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersections of social theory, cultural sociology, and the sociology of religion. She earned her BSc summa cum laude in sociology—with concentration credits in psychology—at Hacettepe University, finishing first and as valedictorian in the Faculty of Letters. She received her MSc with distinction in sociology from the Middle East Technical University.
Ever since an early age, Burin’s intellectual endeavours have been enriched by travelling, living, and studying in different parts of the world. These long-term experiences in diverse social environments have deepened her curiosity about various modes of human life, enhanced her cross-cultural fluency, and informed her holistic approach to her intellectual pursuits. International travel and an active involvement in the arts continue to inspire Burin both in her personal life and in her scholarly work.
Previously, she served as the social coordinator of the Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association at the University of Toronto.