Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty & Staff

Berna Kahraman, PhD

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Social Policy Lecturer in Public Affairs, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School
  • Telephone: 617.287.5718
  • Fax: 617.287.6949

Areas of Expertise

Workforce Development, Disability and Ethnocultural Policies, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Workforce Development, Disability and Ethnocultural Policies, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Degrees

PhD, Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2011
MS, European Public Administration, Leiden University
BS, Economics and Management, Istanbul Bilgi University
BS, Economics and Management, Istanbul Bilgi University
BSc, Economics and Management, University of London, London School of Economics
BSc, Economics and Management, University of London, London School of Economics

Additional Information

Berna Kahraman completed her PhD at the Public Policy Program at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies in 2011. She also has a master’s degree in European Public Administration from The Netherlands' Leiden University. Her PhD dissertation focused on employment and unemployment of youth in developing countries. As a part of her three years of work at the CSP, Kahraman has directed or contributed to multiple research projects which include Boston Housing Authority’s multi-year HOPE VI Evaluation Project in Roslindale and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (ESE) Adult Basic Education (ABE) Pathways to Family Success Evaluation Project. During this time, she also coordinated and completed the development of screening and support instruments for ESE’s ABE distance learning programs. Kahraman enjoys employing mixed methods and participatory approaches in her research with an interest in bridging distinctive research paradigms.