Offer TitleInterdisiplinary water researcher
Organisation NameMehmet Akif Ersoy University
Family NameDogmus
First NameÖzge Can
Accademic TitleAssistant Professor
Department / SectionGeography
Link to 'research gate' or equivalenthttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oezge-Can-Dogmus?ev=hdr_xprf
Keywordshydro-social relations, sustainable water management, socio-politics, hydropower, vanishing lakes
DescriptionI am an assistant professor at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University in the Geography department in Turkey. I hold a PhD degree in geography from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; an MSc degree in sociology (Global Social Change programme) at the University of Edinburgh; and a BSc degree in sociology from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. My general research interest focuses on understanding how socio-economic and socio-political constructions affect human-water relations in line with sustainability research. I explore, for instance, how and why corruption is intermingled in the water sector and why we should not narrow down the definition of sustainability in order to be integrative. recently, I explore the vanishing lakes and how water-related infrastructures in the existing socio-political and -economic environment might in the future alert us for creating alternative ways of water grabbing, especially in the so-called developing and transition countries. I use ethnographic research methods (interview, survey, participant observation, etc.) and analysis tools to collect and analyse data. I am skilled in organising fieldwork, with a team or as an individual. I have publications in high-impact international journals on topics like hydropower boom and sustainability.
Project DescriptionI would like to participate in projects where I can use my ethnographic research skills to develop a realistic water management strategy for sustainable human-environment relations, especially in so-called developing countries. My interdisciplinary background and private-sector work experience would be useful for a better understanding of hydrosocial relations.
Opportunities for NetworkingI am also open to networking opportunities.