Defne Kadioglu

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a German-Turkish researcher interested in the relation between neoliberal urban governance, housing and social inequality, particularly in the context of Turkey and Western Europe. My PhD focused on the nexus between the gentrification of immigrant-heavy neighborhoods and racism and discrimination in Germany, with a particular focus on immigrants from Turkey. I have also conducted work on urban transformation projects in formal and informal settlements in Istanbul. Currently I am working on projects related to housing financialization in Sweden and Germany and territorial stigmatization in different contexts.