Bahar Sakizlioglu

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Bahar Sakızlıoğlu is an urban sociologist and feminist passionate about the everyday (re)making of the cities. Bahar joined Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University in 2019 as a member of the Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice Master Track and is currently working as an assistant professor in the same institute.

She completed her PhD study in 2014 at the Urban and Regional Research Centre at University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Her dissertation was about displacement experiences of disadvantaged groups in gentrifying neighborhoods in Amsterdam and Istanbul. Bahar completed her postdoctoral study on the mutual construction of gender and space in gentrifying neighborhoods at the University of Leicester, UK, for which she received H2020 Marie Curie Research Fellowship.

Among her main research interests are displacement, gentrification, dispossession, feminist urban theory and praxis, housing injustices. She has written papers on the politics of displacement, the experiences of disadvantaged people living in gentrifying neighborhoods and gentrification-gender nexus. Her current work is on social reproduction theory and dispossession and displacement. Bahar is involved in housing and feminist activism in Turkey and the Netherlands.