Irmak is the Subject Coordinator for the Sociology single honours and combined degrees. She gained her first degree and MA degree in Sociology, with a minor in Politics, from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester. She has taught at METU and the University of Manchester, prior to joining Oxford Brookes in 2016. Her research interests lie in the areas of sociology of consumption, culture, class inequalities and socialisation, social mobility and research methods.
Teaching and supervision
- U26103 Researching the Social World (Module Lead)
- U26124 Social Research Methods (Module Lead)
- U26104 Contemporary Societies, Structure and Change (Module Lead)
- U26126 Culture and Everyday Life (Module Lead)
- U26101 Social Differences and Divisions (Seminar Lead)
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Irmak has been actively engaged with professional associations and journals in her field of study. She is currently a convenor for the British Sociological Association’s Consumption Study Group and serves on the editorial board of the journals 'The Sociological Review', 'Sociology' and 'Consumption & Society'. Irmak is a member of ECCI, the European Center for the Study of Culture and Inequality and previously served on the boards of the European Sociological Association’s Consumption Research Network (2012-2017) and the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on the Body in the Social Sciences (2014- 2019).
Irmak’s most recent research, funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant looks at the practices of foodwork (eating, cooking and feeding) in families with small children across different social classes. She uses an ethnographic and longitudinal design to understand how parents’ and carers’ food practices and notions change over time. (for more information please see Foodwork )
Irmak is also a partner in an international project, funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, exploring how cultural and art fields transformed in Turkey in the last couple of decades. Collaborating with colleagues from Ankara University, this project aims to develop a critical understanding of Islamic, conservative art/artist debate and gathers data to view the process from the perspective of artists, audiences and cultural intermediaries who identify with conservative/Islamist politics.
Prior to these two projects, Irmak was a partner of a cross-national comparative project called CUDIGE “Cultural Distinctions, Generations and Change which explored the changes that have taken place in the classification and social valuation of culture in six European countries in the past 50 years. This research was funded by University of Helsinki research grants, the Kone Foundation and the Academy of Finland (PI: Assoc Prof. Semi Purhonen). The book that came out of the project is published OPEN ACCESS and can be found here. https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22362 (for more information about the project please see: CUDIGE )
Leguina A, Karademir-Hazir I, Azpitarte F, 'Exploring patterns of children’s cultural participation: parental cultural capitals and their transmission'
Consumption and Society 1 (1) (2022) pp.170-196
eISSN: 2752-8499Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Karademir Hazir I, 'How (not) to feed young children: A class-cultural analysis of food parenting practices'
British Journal of Sociology 72 (5) (2021) pp.1200-1213
ISSN: 0007-1315 eISSN: 1468-4446Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Yalvac S, Karademir-Hazir I, 'Do omnivores perform class distinction? A qualitative inspection of culinary tastes, boundaries, and cultural tolerance'
Sociology 55 (3) (2020) pp.469-486
ISSN: 0038-0385 eISSN: 1469-8684Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Akcaoglu A, Karademir Hazir I, 'El auge del gusto conservador convencional: clase, consumo y política en Turquía [= The rise of the conservative middlebrow taste: Class, consumption and politics in Turkey]'
Revista Española de Sociología 29 (3 (Suppl.)) (2020) pp.215-229
ISSN: 1578-2824Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Karademir Hazir I, 'Narratives of "getting it right": Class, culture and good taste in clothing'
International Journal of Fashion Studies 7 (2) (2020) pp.147-165
ISSN: 2051-7106 eISSN: 2051-7114Abstract Published here
Heikkilä R, Karademir Hazir I, Purhonen S, 'Live or Recorded? Reassessing the "Decline of the Highbrow Arts" Debate using European Newspaper Data, 1960-2010.'
Cultural Trends 29 (3) (2020) pp.199-212
ISSN: 0954-8963 eISSN: 1469-3690Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Yaren O, Karademir-Hazır I, 'Critics, Politics, and Cultural Legitimation: An Exploratory Analysis of the Turkish Film Field'
European Journal of Cultural Studies 23 (4) (2019) pp.611-629
ISSN: 1367-5494 eISSN: 1460-3551Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Purhonen S, Heikkiläa R, Karademir-Hazir I, 'The Grand Opening? The Transformation of the Content of Culture Sections in European Newspapers, 1960–2010'
Poetics 62 (2017) pp.29-42
ISSN: 0304-422X eISSN: 1872-7514Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Karademir-Hazir I, Purhonen S, 'Kültürel Açılım, Hepçillik ve Seçkin Sanatın Düşüşü: Türkiye-Avrupa Karşılaştırması = Cultural opening, omnivore and the decline of the highbrow: A comparison of Turkey and Europe'
İLEF Dergisi (Ankara Üniversitesi) 4 (1) (2017) pp.29-58
ISSN: 2148-7219 eISSN: 2458-9209Published here Open Access on RADAR
Karademir-Hazir I, Kalaycıoğlu S, Çelik K, 'Fractions of Middle Classes: Class Background, Cultural Practices and Occupational Status.'
Sosyoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi = Journal of Sociological Research 19 (2) (2016) pp.64-107
ISSN: 2148-9947Published here
Karademir-Hazir I, Çelik K, Kalaycıoğlu S, 'Trajectory of Intra-generational and Inter-generational Social Mobility: The Case of Ankara'
Turkish Journal of Sociology 36 (1) (2016) pp.175-205
ISSN: 1304-2998 eISSN: 2148-9165Published here
Karademir Hazir I, 'Wearing class: A study on clothes, bodies and emotions in Turkey'
Journal of Consumer Culture 17 (2) (2016) pp.413-432
ISSN: 1469-5405 eISSN: 1741-2900Abstract Published here
Karademir Hazir I, 'How bodies are classed: an analysis of clothing and bodily tastes in Turkey'
Poetics 44 (2014) pp.1-21
ISSN: 0304-422X eISSN: 1872-7514Abstract Published here
Karademir-Hazir I., 'Boundaries of middle class identities in Turkey'
Sociological Review (2013)
ISSN: 0038-0261 eISSN: 1467-954XPublished here