SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Sila Demirors

BSc, MSc (METU), MA (SOAS)
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Overview

Sila Demirors
Department of Development Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistant n 2016/17

Name:
Ms Sila Demirors
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Thesis title:
Financialisation of the housing sector and urban transformation in Istanbul and Sao Paulo
Year of Study:
1
Internal Supervisors

PhD Research

My research examines the impact of the financialisation of the housing sector on the urban transformation process of Istanbul and Sao Paulo in the neoliberal era. Finance capital has increasingly been integrated into housing through urban transformation projects in Turkey and Brazil. The research aims to reveal the dynamics behind this integration, the role of the state and the relation between the financialisation of the housing sector and the urban transformation process in Istanbul and Sao Paulo. Hence my main research tries to answer two interrelated questions, that are, “why has financial capital played an important role in the housing sector in Turkey and Brazil” and “how has the financialisation of the housing sector affected the urbanisation process in Istanbul and Sao Paulo.”

Teaching

Research

Political Economy, Urban Politics, Marxism, Theories of State, Financialisation