Burkay Pasin received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2000. He worked as an architect in Turkey and abroad between 2000 and 2005. He received his master’s degree in architecture from Dokuz Eylul University in 2007, with the thesis entitled ‘A Case Study on Utilizing Musical Composition in Basic Design Education at Schools of Architecture’. He received his PhD degree in architecture from METU in 2014, with the dissertation entitled ‘A Critical Reading of the Ottoman-Turkish Hamam as a Queered Space’. He is currently working as a full-time Assistant Professor in Izmir University of Economics and teaching design studios and courses on architectural theory. His research areas are Turkish architectural design history, gender and space, queer space and architectural design education.