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Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir

Research Associate in Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir is a Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include ethnographic investigations of converted historic religious buildings, cultural heritage management of multi-layered sacred sites, re-utilization and museumification of religious heritage. She has participated in numerous international interdisciplinary research projects, including “Antagonistic Tolerance: A Comparative Analysis of Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites” funded by Wenner-Gren and National Science Foundation and was the leader of the Turkish team of FP7 Project “RELIGARE: Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe.” She served as the deputy director of the Center for Science and Society and a lecturer in the graduate program in Architectural History at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, until 2017.


  • –present
    Research Associate in Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh