Researcher and assistant professor, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communications.
Asu Aksoy has conducted research at British and Turkish universities, with special emphasis on urban and cultural transformations in the context of migration, globalization, and policy. She has published internationally on these subjects, documenting the impact of worldwide migration on the cultural capital of cities in Western Europe. In addition she has written extensively on the transformation of Istanbul in the context of the globalization of the city. Aksoy lead a project on the cultural economy of Istanbul, aimed at developing policy recommendations in regard to the agenda for the creative city. She collaborated in the establishment of Santralistanbul, an international art and culture center founded by Istanbul Bilgi University.