Abdullah Atmacasoy

I hold a PhD in Educational Sciences with a major in Curriculum and Instruction. I am mainly interested in root causes of educational inequality, contextual factors in education, and international migration. In my doctoral dissertation research, I carried out a mixed methods comparative study on the language education for newly arrived migrant students in their transition to national education systems in Turkey and Germany.

I am based in Berlin. Currently, I am involved in establishing a digital platform for scientists to support inclusion, fairness, and transparency in peer-review process.

I love diving into large-scale datasets and creating compelling visuals to make information more engaging and easier to grasp, but nothing can beat the joy of playing with our cats - Lucky & Lays.


Middle East Technical University, Ankara

PhD in Educational Sciences, 2023

Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul

MA in Comparative Literature, 2013

Ege University, Izmir

BA in English Language and Literature, 2009


University of Hamburg

PhD Visiting Researcher, 2020-2023

Diversity in Education Research (DivER)

General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education

Kocaeli University

Instructor & Coordinator, 2010-2020

English Foundation Programme

School of Foreign Languages

(Research) Interests

  • Contextual factors in education
  • Educational inequality
  • International migration
  • Mixed methods research
  • Data visualization
  • Open science
  • Transparent peer-review



Trainings & Awards & Selected Grants


Data Analytics Professional Certificate, 2024

American Educational Research Association & Spencer Foundation

International Travel Award, 2024


2214-A International Research Fellowship, 2021-2022

12-month grant to complement my research stay in Hamburg.


International Research Grant for Doctoral Students, 2020-2021

12-month grant to start my dissertation research in Hamburg.

Middle East Technical University

Course Performance Award, 2018

Awarded by the Graduate School of Social Sciences in recognition of outstanding performance during my PhD coursework.


My Works

Refereed Journal Articles

Book chapter(s)


Data Insights

Here I share my interest in data analysis and visualization. You’ll find a collection of my projects, including interactive dashboards, detailed case studies, and creative visualizations using Tableau and RStudio. Dive in and explore how I turn complex data into clear, actionable insights.

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