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Hande Eslen Ziya { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Hande Eslen Ziya", "tel": "Telefon: 51832892", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for medie- og samfunnsfag
Rom EOJ SV-319

I hold a PhD in Sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and MA & BA degrees in Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey. I also have a Gender Specialization from Central European University, Budapest Hungary. In 2015, I was awarded Associate Professorship in Sociology at the Turkish Higher Education Council and in 2020, Young Outstanding Researcher by the University of Stavanger.

I have an established interest in gender and social inequalities, transnational organizations and social activism, and have a substantial portfolio of research in this field. My research has been published in  Social Movement  Studies, the European  Journal of Women's Studies, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Leadership, Men and Masculinities, and Social Politics, as well as other internationally recognized journals. I co-authored a book that investigates how to construct their identities throughout their developmental trajectories ? titled  The Social Construction and Developmental Trajectories of Masculinities?published at Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi Yay?larlar? (2017) and another one titled Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey, published at Routledge. Currently I co-edited the book titled The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication published at Amsterdam University Press.

As the Co-I of Covid-19 project funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2020-2022) titled ?Fighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication: Messages, compliance and vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreak? we will study the correlation between risk communication and social vulnerability in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

I've been working as an Associate Prof. of Sociology at the University of Stavanger since May 2018.


Digital Sociology and Methodologies 
Gender StudiesMasculinities Population PoliticsDiscursive Governance 

Utvalgte publikasjoner

and Kazanoglu, N. (2020). "De-Democratisation under the New Turkey? Challenges for women?s organizations.? Mediterranean Politics. 

Jenzen, O.Erhart, I.,, Korkut, U. and McGarry, A. (2020). The symbol of social media in contemporary protest: Twitter and the Gezi Park movement. Convergence. 

, McGarry, A., Jenzen, O., Erhart, I., and Korkut, U. (2019). From anger to solidarity: The emotional echo-chamber of Gezi park protests. Emotion, Space and Society. 33. 

McGarry, A., Jenzen, O., ., 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, 284-304.  



 Burul, Y. and . (2020). Understanding ?New Turkey? Through  Women?s Eyes: Gender Politics in Turkish Daytime Talk Shows In "Media  and Politics in the Southern Mediterranean: Communicating Power in  Transition after 2011. Part 3 : Chapter 13. Routledge, London


 McGarry, A., Erhart, I.,  H., Jenzen, O., and Korkut, U. (2019). Introduction: The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication. In The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication (pp. 15-35). Amsterdam University Press. 


Jenzen, O., Erhart, I., .; Güçdemir, D., Korkut, U. and McGarry, A.  (2019). Chapter 9: Music Videos as Protest Communication: The Gezi Park Protest on YouTube. In The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (eds)., 211. 



 McGarry, A., Erhart, I., ., Jenzen, O., and Korkut, U. (eds) (2020). The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication. Amsterdam: 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.




Pågående forskning


Associate Prof Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.

2018 - current


Research Fellow The School of Applied Social Sciences, the University of Brighton, Sciences, Brighton, UK.

2016 - 2018


Post-Doctoral Fellowship College of Humanities, in the School of Applied Human and Social Sciences ( Department of Psychology), University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

2015 - 2016


External Visiting Fellow  Glasgow Caledonian University Institute for Society and Social Justice.

2013 - 2015


Assistant Professor Department of Sociology, Bahçe?ehir University, Istanbul.



Instructor Department of Psychology, Haliç University, Istanbul.


Teaching Assistant Department of Sociology,  University of California, Los Angeles


Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Bo?aziçi University


Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Mcgarry, Aidan; Erhart, Itır; Eslen-Ziya, Hande; Jensen, Olu; Korkut, Umut (2020). The aesthetics of global protest : Visual culture and communication. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789463724913. 297 s.
  • 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.