Dr Bilge Serin
- Research Associate (Urban Studies)
Bilge Serin works as a Research Associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). She is an urban researcher with a diverse background including urban design, urban development, urban politics and architecture. She worked at the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and Middle East Technical University as well as the Chamber of City Planners in Turkey before joining CaCHE.
Bilge has completed her PhD in Urban Studies at Heriot-Watt University on the contemporary commodification of urban space via private neighbourhoods in Istanbul. Her research interests are discourses and their role in the production of urban space, representations of urban space in mass media, imagining and representation of urban futures, everyday life (particularly in controlled living environments), and the dynamics of contemporary commodification urban space.
- Discursive formation of urban space
- Representations of urban space in mass media
- Imagining and representation of urban futures and housing
- Everyday life in controlled living environments
- Dynamics of contemporary commodification urban space
- 2019 British Institute Strategic Research Initiatives Research Grant (£4000) – RESEARCH GRANT. Funding for the research project “Exploring the challenges of retrofitting existing building stock for achieving CO2 reduction target.
- 2019 Urban Studies Research Incentivisation Fund (£1200) – RESEARCH GRANT. Funding for fieldwork for the research project “Branding Architecture: Marketing Discourses of Urban Development Projects in Ankara"
- 2018 International Sociological Association Registration Grants ($440) – AWARD
- 2015 RC21-IJURR-FURS Summer School on Comparative Urban Studies Fellowship (€1500) – AWARD. Summer school fee, travel and accommodation expenses
- 2014 French Institute for Anatolian Studies (€650) – RESEARCH GRANT. Short Term Bursary - Funding for fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey
- Contributing (UG/PGT) to the courses below:
Sustainable Housing Development (Postgraduate)
Housing: Policy, Welfare and Market (Undergraduate)
Public Policy (Undergraduate)