Currently, Didem is working on a project titled The Body, Clothing, and Dwelling. It examines the identification of clothing with the dwelling in the German speaking world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Didem Ekici's research focuses on a set of related issues: the relationship between body and architecture, the domestic interior, and architecture under capitalism and mass culture with an emphasis on German architecture culture. She is the co-editor of Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body (Routledge, 2017) as well as the author of numerous articles on modern architecture, the healthy body culture, hygiene, asceticism, orientalism, and urban memory. Her scholarly work has appeared in such journals as Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, and International Studies in Philosophy.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Wellcome Trust in Medical History and Humanities Grant, 2014
DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Study Visit Grant for Senior Academics (Host institute: Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin), 2013
U. of Michigan Rackham Graduate School One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, 2008
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Fellowship, 2007
U. of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Research Grant for dissertation research, 2007
U. of Michigan Rackham/Hewlett/International Institute International Travel Grant, 2006
DAAD Graduate Research Scholarship for dissertation research in Germany, 2006
U. of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Fellowship, Mary Fair Croushore Graduate Student Fellow, 2005-2006
U. of Michigan Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar Fellowship (declined), 2005
U. of Michigan Center for European Studies Fellowship for dissertation research, 2005
U. of Michigan International Institute Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations, 2005-2006
U. of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Discretionary Funds for dissertation research 2004
U. of Michigan International Institute Predissertation Research Grant for research, 2003
U. of Michigan Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2005
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: architecture and body, healing spaces, domestic interior, German architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.