Hülya Mete

Hülya Mete (researcher) is a graduate student in the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan University. She received her B. A. degree in sociology from Mimar Sinan University in 2009. She is interested in urban sociology, childhood practices in urban areas, childhood research, game and effect of childhood, protection of the vulnerable group, social integration, and refugee studies. Her current research thesis is about childhood practices in urban areas. She has been working on youth projects since she was in high-school. She has participated into several youth projects voluntarily and also professionally. She attended the mapping project of the non-governmental organization in Istanbul in 2010. Then, she took one-year scholarship from Basel University (Switzerland) in 2011. Her research topic was on integration of second generation Turkish immigrants into the society in Switzerland. She worked at Genctur (Association of Youth Tourism), one of the important youth organization in Turkey, to prepare an international project for disadvantaged youths in Turkey (2012-2013). She has been also working at international humanitarian organizations for eight years as a sociologist. As a part of this experience, between 2014 and 2016, she worked at the Danish Refugee Council in the southeast border side of Turkey in the department of protection, education, child protection and M&E. She has managed the project for supporting refugee and social adaptation of refugee children to the Turkish education system.