Ahmet Karakaya



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: EGENIS - Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences

I am currently a PhD student in Egenis interested in ethical issues at the beginning of life particularly human embryonic stem cell research, Islamic and intercultural bioethics particularly the response of Muslim communities to contemporary biotechnology. 

Before joining Egenis, I obtained my BA in Chemical Engineering at Yeditepe University (Istanbul/Turkey), and my MA in Civilizational Studies at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University (Istanbul/Turkey).



List of publications


Karakaya, A., lkilic, I. 2016. Ethical Assessment of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research According to Turkish Muslim Scholars: First Critical Analysis and Some Reflections. Stem Cell Rev and Rep 12(4): 385-93.

Karakaya, A., Ozilgen, M. 2011. Energy utilization and carbon dioxide emission in the fresh, paste, whole-peeled, diced, and juiced tomato production processes. Energy 36(8): 5101-510.

Book Chapters

Karakaya, A. 2018. “The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Turkey: Exploring the Moral Reasoning of Muslim Scholars”, In C. Hauskeller, A. Manzeschke, A. Pichl (eds.) The Matrix of Stem Cell Research Revisited. Routledge.

Karakaya, A. 2015. “Nur Talebelerinin Sesi: İhlas, Zülfikar ve Uhuvvet Gazeteleri", 1960-1980 Arası İslamcı Dergiler içinde, (Eds. V. Işık, A. Köroğlu, Y. E. Sezgin) İstanbul: Nobel Yayıncılık.