Bahar Sakizlioglu

Housing Expert, Urban Sociologist

Bahar Sakizlioglu has joined IHS as a member of the Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice team to work as a housing expert in February 2019. 

Bahar is an urban sociologist passionate about everyday (re)making of the cities. She attained her Master’s degree in Sociology at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey. Bahar completed her PhD research entitled ‘A Comparative Look at Residents’ Displacement Experiences: The Cases of Amsterdam and Istanbul’ at the Urban and Regional Research Center, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 2014. She was granted the H2020 Marie Curie Individual Research Fellowship and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography, Leicester University, UK, on her comparative research project entitled Gendered Geographies of Gentrification.

Among her main research interests are gentrification, displacement, housing, feminist urban studies, social reproduction and the city and comparative urbanism. She has published papers on the politics of gentrification and displacement experiences of disadvantaged groups in gentrifying neighbourhoods and on gender-gentrification nexus.

Academic Publications

Academic Peer Review Journals

Sakizlioglu, B. (2014) Living under Threat of Displacement, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie), 105(2), pp. 206-220, special issue on Gentrification.

Sakizlioglu, B., Uitermark, J. (2014) The symbolic Politics of Gentrification: A comparison of restructuring of stigmatized neighbourhoods in Amsterdam and Istanbul, Environment and Planning A, 46 (6) pp. 1369-1385.

Book Sections

Sakizlioglu, B. (2018) Tarlabasi under the shadow of demolition in Dogan, R. (ed.) Tarlabasi: The Story of Urban Resistance, Publisher of the Chambers of Architects, Istanbul.

Sakizlioglu, B. (2017) Rethinking Gender Gentrification Nexus. In Lees, L. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Gentrification, Edward Elgar.

Sakizlioglu, B., T. Islam (2015) How Useful Are Existing Gentrification Theories for Explaining Gentrification Processes in non-Western cities like Istanbul?’ in Global Gentrifications: uneven development and displacement, Editors: Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto Lopez-Morales, by Policy Press.

Master and PhD Thesis

Sakizlioglu, B. (2014) A Comparative Look at Residents' Displacement Experiences: The Cases of Amsterdam and Istanbul, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Sakizlioglu, B. (2007) The Impacts of Urban Renewal Policies: The Case of Tarlabasi, Istanbul, Unpublished MSc. Thesis, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.