PhD Candidate
Cansu Degirmencioglu, M.A 


Cansu Degirmencioglu is a PhD candidate at TUM since 2019 and a DAAD fellow since 2020. She received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and her master’s degree in Architectural History at Istanbul Technical University. Degirmencioglu instructed undergraduate courses on architectural history and history of furniture design. Her research was published in several journals, such as the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) and edited books. Currently she is co-authoring a book chapter on visual representations of tuberculosis, and has been co-leading a grant-winning research project titled “Architecture of Convalescence: Mapping the Sanatorium Heritage of Turkey” since May 2022. Degirmencioglu’s current scholarly research mainly focuses on the cultural modernization of early Republican Turkey, the intertwined histories of medicine and modern architecture, and the history of lighting design.


Dissertation project:
„Prescribed Modernity: Health, Hygiene and Architecture in Early Republican Turkey (1923-1950).”