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Associate Professor
Hande Eslen Ziya { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Hande Eslen Ziya", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832892", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Department of Media and Social Sciences
Room EOJ SV-319


Hande Eslen-Ziya holds a PhD in Sociology from Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and an MA in Social Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey. She also has a Gender Specialization from Central European University, Budapest Hungary. In 2015, she was awarded Associate Professorship in Sociology by the Turkish Higher Education Council. 


She has an established interest in gender and social inequalities, transnational organizations and digital activism, and has a substantial portfolio of research in this field. Her research has been published in Social Movement Studies, EuropeanJournal of Women?s Studies, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Leadership, Men and Masculinities, and Social Politics, as well as in other internationally recognized journals. Dr. Eslen-Ziya has also authored a book that investigates how men construct their identities throughout their developmental trajectories ?titled The Social Construction and Developmental Trajectoriesof Masculinities?published at Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi Yay?nlar? (2017) and another one entitled Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey: Centralized Islam for Socio-Economic Controland published at Routledge, that looked at how illiberal regimes use discursive tools and governmentalities rather than actual public policies to foster human capital. Currently she is one of the editors for the book titled The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communicationto be published at Amsterdam University Press. Since 2018 Dr. Eslen-Ziya is an Associate Prof. of Sociology at the University of Stavanger. 

Courses taught

Research fields

Digital Sociology - Population Politics - Masculinities - Social Movements - Digital Activism

Selected publications

Journal articles 

McGarry, A., Jenzen, O., Eslen-Ziya, H., Erhart, I., and Korkut, U. (2019). Beyond the iconic protest images: the performance of ?everyday life?on social media during Gezi Park. Social Movement Studies, 1-21.


Burul, Y. and Eslen-Ziya, H., (2018). Understanding ?New Turkey?Through Women?s Eyes: Gender Politics in Turkish Daytime Talk Shows. Middle East Critique, 27(2), pp.179-192.


Book chapters 


Erhart, I. and Eslen-Ziya, H. (2018). ?Sinemada Ya?l?l?k ve Erkeklik? In Alen Duben (ed). Ya?lanma ve Ya?l?l?k. Disiplinleraras? Bak?? Aç?lar?. Bilgi Üniversitesi Yay?nlar?. p. 99-109.




McGarry, A., Erhart, I., ., Jenzen, O., and Korkut, U. (eds) (2019; forthcoming). The Aesthetics of Global Protest Visual Culture and CommunicationAmsterdam. Amsterdam University Press.


Korkut, U. and . (2018). Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey: Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics). Routledge Press. ISBN-10: 1138223239.


Research in progress

Work experience

Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway. 
2018   current
The School of Applied Social Sciences, the University of Brighton, Sciences, Brighton, UK. 
2016 til 2018
College of Humanities, in the School of Applied Human and Social Sciences (Department of Psychology), University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.
2015 til  2016
Institute for Society and Social Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow.
2013 til 2015
Department of Sociology, Bahçe?ehir University, Istanbul.
2008 til 2013

Department of Psychology, Haliç University, Istanbul.
2003 til 2006

Department of Sociology, Teaching Assistant,University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Psychology, Research Assistant, Bo?aziçi University

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Mcgarry, Aidan; Jensen, Olu; Erhart, Itır; Korkut, Umut (2020). The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication.. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789463724913. 296 p.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2020). “Activism and self-expression on social media.”. University of Brighton; 2020-01-08 - 2020-01-10.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). De-Europeanisation, Neo-Ottomanism and New Turkey: Leading to all New Grounds for Patriarchy within Academia”. The Many Roads in Modernity Research Centre University of Co; 2019-11-21 - 2019-11-22.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). Digital Inequalities? Understanding the emotional echo-chambers. Centre for Digital Media Cultures;
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). Emotions and Populism. Univ Helsinki; 2019-08-19 - 2019-08-21.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). Overcoming inequalities: the emotional echo-chamber of Gezi Park protests. DEMCI; 2019-11-25 - 2019-11-26.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). Right-Wing Populism in New Turkey: Leading to all New Grounds for Troll-Science in Gender Theory”. Unv of Bergamo; 2019-12-04 - 2019-12-05.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). Right-wing populism in New Turkey: leading to all new grounds for trollscience in gender theory. 2019-11-25 - 2019-11-26.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2019). emotions and protests. Univ of Madrid; 2019-06-20 - 2019-06-23.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2017). Discourse consumption and discursive governance: Media’s role in social sense making. University of Cambridge; 2017-04-12.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2017). Understanding Protest Aesthetics: Visual Culture and Social Media During the Gezi Park Protests. 2017-07-16 - 2017-07-20.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Burul Seven, Yesim (2017). Understanding “The New Turkey” Through the Eyes of Women: Gender Politics in Turkish Daytime Talk-Shows. University of Cambridge; 2017-01-07 - 2017-01-08.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2016). Domestic work, gender and migration in Turkey: Legal framework enabling social reality. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2016-01-27 - 2016-01-29.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2016). Centralized Islam for Socio-Economic Control: Human Capital and Gender Roles in the Service of Moral Economy in Turkey.. University of California; 2016-06-24 - 2016-06-26.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2015). Cuma Hutbeleri’nde Kadınlık ve Erkekliklerin İnşası. Vehbi Koç Ankara Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi (VEKAM); 2015-04-10.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2015). The Construction of Gender Roles in Turkish Mosque Sermons. Middle East Technical University; 2015-10-09 - 2015-10-11.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Erhart, Itir (2014). The Gezi Spirit is Alive! Women’s activism after Gezi Protests. 2014-09-03 - 2014-09-06.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Fisek, Guler; Bolak-Boratav, Hale (2014). Social and Developmental Construction of Masculinities in Turkey: A Phenomenon in Transition. 2014-09-11 - 2014-09-13.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2014). Construction of masculinities in mosque sermons (hutbe) in Turkey. 2014-09-11 - 2014-09-13.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Koc, Yasin (2013). Expression of internalized homophobia in defining masculinities among gay men in Turkey. 2013-06-20 - 2013-06-22.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Koc, Yasin (2013). Masculinity definitions of gay men in Turkey and construction of gay self-identities. 2013-06-20 - 2013-06-22.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Koc, Yasin (2013). Masculinity definitions of gay men in Turkey and construction of gay self-identities. 2013-07-09 - 2013-07-12.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2013). Cuma Hutbeleri’nde Kadınlık ve Erkekliklerin İnşası. Koc University; 2013-11-01.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2013). Governance through metaphors: The making of Pro-birth Regime in Turkey. GCU Institute for Society and Social Justice, PSA Comparativ; 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-15.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut (2013). The Construction of Gender and Family Discourses in Turkish Mosque Sermons. 2013-04-11 - 2013-04-14.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Korkut, Umut; Erturk, S (2013). Delegating Welfare to Religion: Population politics, Gender regime and the State in Turkey. 2013-03-20 - 2013-03-23.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande (2012). Social Media and Turkish Feminism: New Resources for Social Activism. 2012-10-03 - 2012-10-05.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Fisek, Guler; Bolak-Boratav, Hale (2012). Masculinity Crisis in Turkey. 2012-04-25 - 2012-04-28.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Koc, Yasin (2012). Identity construction of gay men through masculinity perspectives in Turkey. 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-27.
  • Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Koc, Yasin (2012). Perception and construction of gay masculinities in Turkey. 2012-07-17 - 2012-07-21.