- Postdoctoral Researcher
Defne Kadıoğlu is an urban political sociologist with an interest in urban policy, housing and urban political economy. In particular she has worked on gentrification processes and their intersection with territorial stigma and racism in Germany. She also worked in the context of Turkey, in particular on the political and social dimensions of urban transformation projects in formal and informal Istanbul neighborhoods. Currently she is conducting comparative projects on urban policy, racialized territorial stigma and housing in the context of the Swedish and German welfare states.