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Kevser Pinar (Kevser) Üstel

Kevser Pinar (Kevser) Üstel

PhD Student. Social Work/Sociology Candidate

Pinar Ustel, MSW '17, is a doctoral candidate in Social Work and Sociology. Her research focuses on patients' experience of mental health treatment and mobilization of informal/online networks to increase their well-being. Ustel is interested in equity-focused pedagogy in higher education and works as a graduate instructional consultant at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT).

Research Interests/Focus

Production of knowledge about human distress and its treatment; Social and psychological meanings of psychiatric medication; Psychiatric drug withdrawal; Shared decision-making in mental health

Dissertation Title

Pending October 2024 I am starting a job at Grand Valley State University in August but will return to Ann Arbor for an in-person dissertation defense


Year Degree   School
2017 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2013 MA Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 BA Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

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