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General

I joined the Department of Sociology and Policy at Aston University in September 2015. Prior to joining Aston I was at the University of Oxford (Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography ).

My post-doctoral research project focused on the impact of urban policies on property rights of different groups in Istanbul, Turkey. Before that I completed my PhD in Sociology at The University of Manchester in 2011, entitled: “Gentrification and Belonging in Istanbul”. My PhD research explored the ways in which urban policies, gentrification and socio-economic policies impact upon the class composition, housing, and patterns of belonging of different social classes in Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Currently I am working on two research projects: 1- The EU-funded (H2020) project ‘Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future’ (CHIEF; www.chiefproject.eu ). 2- Cultural Consumption and Cultural Participation among Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Populations in the UK (BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants)

Research Interests

My research interests include: social and economic inequality, the relationship between social class and social-symbolic borders, gentrification and social-spatial exclusion, cultural sociology, cultural participation, sociology of youth and education, gender inequality and migration. I work with both quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods with a particular interest in ethnographic research methods and multiple correspondence analysis.

Employment

 

  • Lecturer in Sociology, September 2015- Currently, Department of Sociology and Policy, Aston University, Birmingham-UK. 
  • Research Fellow, November 2011-December 2013, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, Oxford-UK
  • Doctoral Researcher and Graduate Teaching Assistant, September 2006-June 2011, Department of Sociology, The University of Manchester, Manchester-UK
  • Research Assistant, September 2001-December 2006, City and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul-Turkey.  

Teaching Activity

I currently teach on the following courses:

  • Contested Cities (LK2034)
  • Advanced Research Methods (LK2032)
  • Understanding Social Divisions (LK1009)
  • Community Engagement (LK3039)Module Coordinator
  • Placement Year -(LKP100) Module Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2018. Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011. The University of Manchester, Manchester-UK
  • M.A. in History, 2006. Bogazici University, Istanbul-Turkey
  • M.A. in Sociology 2002. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul-Turkey
  • B.A. in Sociology 1999. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul-Turkey

PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in areas related to my research interests.

Ebru is currently co-supervising: 

Lindsey Cook- 'Negotiating Identity in China: How Individuals of Mix-Ethnic Backgrounds Experience and Construct Identity"

 

 

Contact Details

Room: MB738-A

Phone: 0121 204 3126
Email:e.soytemel@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

Award Date: 3 Sep 2018

PhD, University of Manchester

Award Date: 18 Feb 2011

MA

Award Date: 29 Dec 2006

MA

Award Date: 28 Jun 2002

BA

Award Date: 28 Jun 1999

Keywords

  • HM Sociology
  • Gentrification
  • Urban Studies
  • Social and economic Inequality
  • Youth
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Social class
  • Belonging
  • Social and symbolic borders
  • Mixed Methods

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Research Output

"Belonging” in the gentrified Golden Horn/Halic neighbourhoods of Istanbul

Soytemel, E., 2015, In : Urban Geography. 36, 1, p. 64-89 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Urban rent speculation, uncertainty and unknowns as strategy and resistance in Istanbul's housing market

    Soytemel, E., 13 Sep 2017, Identity, justice and resistance in the neoliberal city. Erdi, G. & Şentürk, Y. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 85-115

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The power of the powerless: neighbourhood based self-help networks of the poor in Istanbul

    Soytemel, E., Nov 2013, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 41, Part 1, p. 76-87 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  • Networked gentrification: place making strategies and social networks of middle class gentrifiers in Istanbul

    Soytemel, E. & Şen, B., 1 Aug 2014, Whose city is that? Culture, design, spectacle and capital in Istanbul. Özhan Koçak, D. & Koçak, O. K. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars, p. 67-92 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • An Explanatory or Mystifying Concept? The Use Value of Gentrification Theory

    Kallin, H., Gray, N., Calderon, E. & Soytemel, E., Oct 2019, Producing and Contesting Urban Marginality: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Dialogues. Cupples, J. & Slater, T. (eds.). London

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Activities

    Global Social Policy (Journal)

    Ebru Soytemel (Peer reviewer)

    6 May 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    International Development Planning Review (Journal)

    Ebru Soytemel (Peer reviewer)

    27 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Antipode (Journal)

    Ebru Soytemel (Peer reviewer)
    14 Oct 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    14th ESA Conference in Manchester/UK, 20-23 August 2019, 'Europe and Beyond'.

    Ebru Soytemel (Speaker), Anton Popov (Speaker)
    20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    EU-COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology

    Ebru Soytemel (Consultant)
    Apr 2019 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    Press / Media

    Gezinin İlhamında Haklar ve Özgürlükler

    Ebru Soytemel

    25/09/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Çapulculuk, Kömür, Makarna ve Yoksullar

    Ebru Soytemel

    11/06/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other