Öznur Yardımcı

Dr Öznur Yardımcı

Postdoctoral Researcher, Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre
University of York

Öznur joined the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre with an interdisciplinary background with a Master’s degree in Political Science and an undergraduate degree in International Relations, both earned at the Middle East Technical University (Turkey).

Öznur completed her PhD in 2018 in Sociology at Lancaster University (UK) in which she specialized in how claims over ‘good’ citizenship are mobilised and compete at the city scale.

By linking struggles over citizenship to urban governance, her project has opened a new area of research investigating how urban redevelopment changes the power relations in society beyond changing socio-economic opportunities.

Her postdoctoral research projects, funded by the ESRC and the University of York, combine insights from political geography, political sociology, and urban geography to explore how urban space and architecture mediates realigning citizenship with the state ideology with a focus on Turkey and the UK.

Öznur will be working on the Q methods study of vulnerability. The Q methods study will look at shared perceptions among service providers, police, vulnerable groups and community residents about the meaning and use of vulnerability in public service provision.