Hazal Dolek

Places That Endure: Women's Spacings Under Occupation


Dr Eric Olund; Dr Jess Dubow


  • 2016-2020 University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Science Doctoral Academy Award
  • 2016-2020 University of Sheffield, Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship
  • 2013-2015 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Research Assistant Fellowship

Current Research

  • Ethnography of place
  • Geographies of intimacy
  • Afterlives of colonialism
  • Occupied geographies
  • Decolonizing methodologies

Research Interests

  • Politics of Middle East & Kurdish Question in Turkey
  • Gender Studies


  • MA in Sociology, Bogazici University
  • BA (double major) in Sociology & Philosophy, Bogazici University

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Geographical Society
  • American Association of Geographers
  • The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies


Academic year of 2017/18

  • GEO114 - Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEO117 - New Horizons in Geography

Academic year of 2016/17

  • GEO336- Global Development and Change

Conference Participation

  • June 2017 International Conference on Kurdish Studies, University of Exeter, UK: Presented paper: “Neocolonial Geographies of Occupation: Portrait of Diyarbakir”
  • July 2015 International Conference of Critical Geographers, Ramallah, Palestine: Presented paper: “The Colonial Desires of the Turkish State: Love Houses Project”


Email: hidolek1@sheffield.ac.uk