Staff Profiles

Dr Irmak Karademir-Hazir

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Irmak Karademir- Hazir

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483863


Location: G4.21e

Irmak received her undergraduate and M.A degrees (Sociology and Politics) from the Middle East Technical University and her PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the lived experience of class, inequality, embodiment and cultural classifications. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes, she lectured at the University of Manchester and Middle East Technical University and so far offered courses covering sociological theory/perspectives, quantitative and qualitative research methods, cultural sociology, sociology of (political and sustainable) consumption and sociology of body/embodiment. 

Irmak has recently been granted a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to conduct her ethnographic and longitudinal research looking at the practices of foodwork (eating, cooking and feeding) in families with small children across different social classes.  (for more information please see Foodwork )

She has been also a partner of a cross national comparative project called CUDIGE “Cultural Distinctions, Generations and Change which explores 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 is funded by University of Helsinki research grants, the Kone Foundation and the Academy of Finland (PI: Assoc Prof. Semi Purhonen). (for more information please see: CUDIGE )

She is also interested in using and teaching quantitative and qualitative research methods and has used mixed methods designs with various combinations in her research so far. She has been a board member of the European Sociological Association (2012-2017), Consumption Research Network and International Sociological Association, Research Committee on the Body in the Social Sciences (2014- ).