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Fatma Tahire Erman

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Environmental Psychology, City University of New York, 1993. Rural to urban migration, squatter housing and gender

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E-Mail: tahire@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: 0312 290 2218
Office: T261


Book Chapters

  • T. Erman, “Migration From Rural Anatolia to Metropolitan Cities”, The Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Turkey, J. Jongerden (Eds.), pp. 347-359, Routledge (2021)
  • T. Erman, “Liberated Neighborhoods’: Reconstructing Leftist Activism in the Urban Periphery”, Turmoil: Social Change and Political Radicalization during the 1960s and 1970s, B. Pekesen (Eds.), pp. 183-212, De Gruyter (2020)
  • T. Erman, “The Mosque Community of Turkish Tailors in Massachusetts: From a Project of Inclusion to a Center of Islamic Influence”, The Turkish-American Conundrum: Immigrants and Expatriates between Politics and Culture, G. Pultar,L. Mazzari and B. Otus-Baskett (Eds.), pp. 109-123, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2019)
  • T. Erman, “Urbanization, Urbanism and Urbanity”, The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, M. Heper, S. Sayari (Eds.), pp. 293-302, London and New York: Routledge (2012)
  • T. Erman, “Turkey”, Women’s Issues in Europe, L. Walter (Eds.), pp. 671-706, Greenwood Publishing (2003)
  • T. Erman, “Semi-public/semi-private spaces in the experiences of Turkish migrant women in a squatter settlement”, Werkstattberichte, W. Gerlich (Eds.), pp. 44-50, Planning Dept of City of Vienna (1998)

Book Reviews

  • T. Erman, “The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living” , by H. Easthope, Edward Elgar Publishing, 170, 2019, in International Journal of Housing Policy, 20, (2020).
  • T. Erman, “Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe?” , by D. Gokturk, L. Soysal, I. Tureli, London: Routledge, 336, 2010, in Urban Studies, 48, (2011).

Journal Publications

  • T. Erman, “From informal housing to apartment housing: exploring the ‘new social’ in a gecekondu rehousing project, Turkey”, Housing Studies, 34, 519-537 (2019)  PDF
  • T. Erman, H. Kara, “Female domestic workers strategizing via commuting long distance: New challenges and negotations in neoliberalizing Turkey”, Women’s Studies International Forum, 67, 45-52 (2018)
  • T. Erman, B. Hatiboglu, “Gendering Residential Space: From Squatter and Slum Housing to the Apartment Estates in Turkish Renewal Projects”, City & Community, 17, 808-834 (2018)  PDF
  • T. Erman, B. Hatiboglu, “Rendering responsible, provoking desire: women and home in squatter/slum renewal projects in the Turkish context”, Gender, Place and Culture, 24, 1283-1302 (2017)  PDF
  • T. Erman, “Formalization by the State, Back to Informalization by the People: A Gecekondu (Squatter) Transformation Housing Estate as the Site of Multiple Discrepancies”, Int J of Urban and Regional Research, 40, 425-440 (2016)  PDF
  • T. Erman, “Ethnography in the Urban Periphery: Understanding the Gecekondu”, Ethnologie Francaise, 44, 267-278 (2014)
  • T. Erman, “The Mosque Community of ‘Lower-Class’ Turks in the United States: Quo Vadis?”, Int J of Turkish Studies, 19, 95-110 (2013)
  • T. Erman, “Mosque Diaspora of Turks in the United States: Quo Vadis?”, Int J of Turkish Studies, 19, 95-113 (2013)
  • T. Erman, “Image Conscious: Representing New Wealth in Turkey’s Anatolian Tiger Cities”, Portal 9, 1, 86-99 (2012)
  • T. Erman, “Understanding the Experiences of the Politics of Urbanization in Two Gecekondu (Squatter) Neighborhoods Under Two Urban Regimes: Ethnography in the Urban Periphery of Ankara, Turkey”, Urban Anthropology & Stud. Cult. Sys. & World Econ Dev.(UAS), 40, 67-108 (2011)
  • T. Erman, S. Turkyilmaz, “Neighborhood Effects and Women’s Agency Regarding Poverty and Patriarchy in a Turkish Slum”, Environment and Planning A, 39, 1760-1766 (2008)
  • T. Erman, M. Coskun-Yildar, “Emergent Local Initiative and the City: The Case of Neighborhood Associations of the Better-off Classes in Post 1990 Urban Turkey”, Urban Studies, 44, 1-20 (2007)
  • T. Erman, A. Eken, “The Other of the Other and Unregulated Territories in the Urban Periphery: Gecekondu Violence in the 2000s With a Focus on the Esenler Case, Istanbul”, Cities, 21, 57-68 (2004)
  • T. Erman, B. Serpil-Altay, C. Altay, “Architects and the Architectural Profession in the Turkish Context”, J of Architectural Education, 58, 46-53 (2004)
  • T. Erman, S. Kalaycioglu, H. Rittersberger-Tilic, “Money Earning Activities and Empowerment Experiences of Rural Migrant Women in the City: The Case of Turkey”, Women’s Studies International Forum, 25, 395-410 (2002)
  • T. Erman, “The politics of gecekondu (squatter) studies in Turkey: the changing representations of rural migrants in the academic discourse”, Urban Studies, 38, 983-1002 (2001)
  • T. Erman, “Rural migrants and patriarchy in Turkish cities”, Int J of Urban and Regional Research, 25, 118-133 (2001)
  • T. Erman, E. Goker, “Alevi politics in contemporary Turkey”, Middle Eastern Studies, 36, 99-118 (2000)
  • T. Erman, “‘Becoming urban’ or ‘remaining rural’: The views of Turkish rural-to-urban migrants on the integration question”, Int J of Middle Eastern Studies, 30, 541-561 (1998)
  • T. Erman, “The impact of migration on Turkish rural women: Four emergent patterns”, Gender and Society, 12, 146-167 (1998)
  • T. Erman, “The meaning of city living for rural migrant women and their role in migration: the case of Turkey”, Women’s Studies International Forum, 20, 263-273 (1997)
  • T. Erman, “Squatter (gecekondu) housing versus apartment housing – Turkish rural-to-urban migrant residents perspectives”, Habitat International, 21, 91-106 (1997)
  • T. Erman, “Women and the housing environment: The experiences of Turkish migrant women in squatter and apartments”, Environment and Behavior, 28, 764-798 (1996)