Ayça İnce is an independent researcher and lecturer in Cultural Management, Sociology and Urban Planning. She was previously the Vice-President of the Center for Cultural Policies and Management at Istanbul Bilgi University and Editor in Chief of its publications. She studied urban and regional planning at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU), and has received an MSc from the Cities, Space and Society Program at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2001), and an MA in Sociology from MSGSU (2003). Ayca Ince was granted a PhD degree in 2012 after defending her thesis in sociology at MSGSU, entitled “Isomorphism in Cultural Policies: An Example of District Municipalities in Istanbul and Cultural Centers.” Her recent paper, “The ‘Mehter March’ of Cultural Policy in Turkey,” was published in the special issue of L’Europe en formation: 90 Years of Republic of Turkey (2013). She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-Turkey).