Economic and social history of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, European-Ottoman (Turkish) encounters and diplomacy, personal histories and ego-documents of the Young Turks (the Unionists and Kemalists), history of migrations in the Ottoman Empire with special focus on the Balkans and Western Anatolia in the late Ottoman period, history of socialisms and nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, history of port-towns and port-cities in the Eastern Mediterranean, history of capitalism in the Eastern Mediterranean, democratization in Turkey, comparative world history (special focus on Greece and Turkey), history of technologies (special focus on computer games), theories and methodology in humanities.
Conducted various survey research projects, both alone and in collaboration with other colleagues. Participated in the design and fieldwork of "Political Conditions of Rural Economic Development Project," with Ilter Turan. That project was conducted under the auspices of the University of Iowa during 1978 and 1980. Designed a study of the institutionalization process of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), and conducted surveys with the deputies of the XVIIth Assembly in 1984, and of the XVIIIth Assembly in 1988. Participated in the national survey of socio economic outlook of the Turkish households with Yilmaz Esmer and Hamit Fisek of Bogazici University, in summer 1986. Participated in the "Turkish Values" survey with Ustun Erguder and Yilmaz Esmer of Bogazici University, Department of Political Science in the Fall of 1990, and also in 1996 -1997 with Yılmaz Esmer. Conducted a panel study of the Turkish voters in October 2002 and February 2003 on political participation and voting behavior with Ustun Erguder and Ali Carkoglu. Conducted a field survey of socio-political attitudes toward women in Turkey with Binnaz Toprak of Bogazici University, during July 2003. Conducted a national field survey of "Socio-political orientations and attitudes in Turkey"; in collaboration with Ali Çarkoğlu of Sabancı University in April and May 2006. Conducted a national survey of voters in June - September 2007 with Ali Çarkoğlu of Sabanci University. Conducted the national field survey on religiosity in 2008, on social inequality in 2009, environment in 2010 and health in 2011 with Ali Çarkoğlu, which are part of an international project of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and the first three projects were sponsored by TÜBİTAK. The data collected in those surveys were analyzed and presented as research reports from 2008 onwards in collaboration with Ali Çarkoğlu of Sabancı University. Dr. Kalaycıoğlu also participated in the national field survey on electoral behavior, in collaboration with Ali Çarkoğlu in every national election between 2002 to the 2018 national elections in Turkey. Dr. Kalaycıoğlu has worked as a principal investigator on other national field surveys as part of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) in Turkey since 2008, which examines such social, political and economic issues as Religiosity, Inequality, Citizenship, Family, Healthcare, National Identity, Work Orientation in 48 nation - states around the globe. Aynı zamanda 2014 Cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerine ilişkin seçim sonrası (post - election) saha araştırmasıyla, 2015 Haziran genel seçimlerini Koç Üniversitesi'nden Ali Çarkoğlu ile birlikte yönetti. 2018 Genel seçimleri araştırmasını da Koç Üniveritesi'den Ali Çarkoğlu, Sabancı Üniversitesi'nden Mert Moral ve Koç Üniversitesinden S. Erdem Aykaç ile birlikte yönetti.
2008-2010 European Citizenship, Framework 7 Project 2007-2009 Globalization, Europeanization and the political Economy of Anatolia, TUBİTAK project 2004-2005 Civil Society in Turkey, TUSEV and CIVICUS Joint Project 1998-2000 Globalization and Turkey, part of the Cultural Globalization Project, directed by Peter Berger, Boston University 1992-1994 SSHRC Post-Doctoral Research, Recent Changes in International Political Economy and Their Impact on North/South Relations. 1986-1989 Research Assistant, Professor Jane Jenson, Department of Political Science Reported on "The State and The Question of Abortion". Reported on "The Welfare State and the Identity of Women". Reported on "Flexible Specialization and Gender Differences". Reported on "Fordism and the Canadian Political Economy". 1986-1987 Research Assistant, Professor John O'Manique, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Reported on "The Quality of Life and Development".
My research focuses on individual differences in visualization abilities and styles, from both theoretical and applied perspectives. It investigates the dissociation between different types of visualization among individuals of different ages and specializations. Specifically, I am interested in the differences between object visualization (representation and processing of the literal appearances of objects in terms of their pictorial properties such as shape, color, and texture) and spatial visualization (representation and processing of spatial relations, locations of objects in space, and spatial transformations). My research includes studies with children, college students and members of different professions that involve group, individual, quantitative and qualitative assessment. RESEARCH AREA KEYWORDS: Visual-spatial cognition; Visual Imagery; Visualization abilities; Individual differences; Imagery Development; Boundary Extension.
19th century Ottoman education; Ottoman bureaucracy during the reform era; relationship between central authority and peripheral populations of the Balkans, east Anatolia and the Arab lands; nationalist movements in the Balkans; 19th century Ottoman political thought; Ottoman women during the age of reforms.
Historiography; prosopographic studies of the Ottoman elite; applications of Ottoman law and its impact on social/family life; Ottoman households, material culture, consumption history and standards of living; 17th -18th century Ottoman and Middle Eastern history in comparative perspective; comparative study of 16th -18th century art, architecture, and culture.
- Digital Animation and 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, Digital Art and Design: Fictional, conceptual narratives, and storytelling. - Videography, Photography and Cinematography: Borderland, climate change, human and nature interrelationship.