Cansu Canca received her PhD (2012) in philosophy from the National University of Singapore with a thesis on the ethics of buying and selling organs from the living. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Petrie-Flom Center, as well as the project coordinator for Low and Middle Income Countries at the Fogarty International Research Ethics Initiative in Turkey and Central Asia. She earned her BA (2005) and MA (2007) in philosophy from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul). She was a visiting researcher at the Medical Ethics Department of Osaka University and at the Program in Ethics and Health at Harvard University, and an intern at the World Health Organization.
In addition to philosophy, Canca has also pursued her interest in media. She completed a minor degree in Film Studies and has written for various publications, hosted a radio show, and worked for a national newspaper and TV channel.
Canca's research interests include research ethics, Kantian ethics, and the ethical basis of international guidelines for public health.