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Cem S. Kayatekin

Assistant Professor of Architecture / Urbanism, IE School of Architecture and Design, IE University

Cem S. Kayatekin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture, specialized in Urbanism, at the IE School of Architecture and Design in Segovia, Spain. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University, a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Oregon, completed under the tutelage of Howard Davis.

His research interests are focused on: (1) the topic of urban socioeconomic resilience and inclusivity, specifically within the context of how the physical, the socioeconomic, and the political dynamics of a city operate and overlap; (2) discourse analysis relating to complex adaptive systems and socioeconomic resilience; (3) architecture and urbanism as a product caught between the realms of societal politico-economics on the one hand, and the more-localized and at times individualized processes of problem resolution on the other;and (4) the just city, and the right to the city that it encompasses.

He is also host of recently-launched podcast focused on framing interdisciplinary discussions, titled "A Pinch of Doubt."


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Architecture / Urbanism, IE University


  • 2017 
    University of Oregon, Ph.D. Architecture
  • 2011 
    Cornell University, Master of Architecture
  • 2009 
    Auburn University, Bachelor of Architecture