Didem Yerli is a PhD researcher at Leiden University and instructor in the History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology. She holds a degree in sociology from Galatasaray University. Before starting her PhD research she worked as a teaching assistant at Sabancı University. Didem’s current research interests focus on the social transition of the port cities, urbanization and visual ethnography. Taking the Mediterranean coastal cities as case studies, she engages with identity, space, and cultural heritage.
Yerli D. & Hein C. (2021), "Representations of a World in Flux: The Port of Rotterdam in Fin-de-Siècle Postcards". Portus Portrait the Online Magazine of RETE.
Yerli D. (2021), "What kind of ‘Cosmopolitics’? : Studying the Eastern Mediterranean port cities between East and West", The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes 4(1): 21-39.