Grad Students

Timur Hammond



Contact Information

Email    timurhammond@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Cultural geography; urban geography; Middle East area studies; qualitative methods; geohumanities

Advisors

Lieba Faier (chair) 
Michael Curry 
John Agnew 
Susan Slyomovics (external, Anthropology) 
Irene Bierman (external, Art History)

Awards

2014 Dissertation Writing Grant (Institute of Turkish Studies) 
2012-13 Dissertation Research Fellowship (Fulbright IIE) 
2011-12 Dissertation Research Fellowship (American Research Institute in Turkey) 
2011 Summer FLAS (Ottoman Turkish) 
2010 Summer FLAS (Turkish) 
2009-2010 FLAS (Turkish) 
2009 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship 
2007-2008 FLAS (Arabic)

Research

My master's thesis focused on Orhan Pamuk's memoir Istanbul: Memories and the City. I was particularly interested in the ways in which Pamuk claims a rooted and local identity; at the same time, I argued that one of Pamuk's central projects in his memoir was to place himself in Istanbul without endorsing a nationalist project. 

My doctoral research will be located in the Istanbul neighborhood of Eyup and study some of the ways in which the neighborhood - or particular sites within the neighborhood - have come to be understood as especially Islamic.

Degrees

M.A. (2010) University of Los Angeles, California 
B.A. (2005) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Publications

Timur Hammond. 2013. 'The Past Present: Turkey, Erdogan, and the Gezi Protests.' Society and Space. Published on-line June 27, 2013. Accessible here 

Timur Hammond and Elizabeth Angell. 2013. 'Is Everywhere Taksim? Public Space and Possible Publics.'Jadaliyya. Published on-line June 9, 2013. Accessible here

Timur Hammond. 2013. "A Region in Fragments: The Middle East From Istanbul."The Arab World Geographer. Vol. 16, no. 3, p. 125-145. 

Amy Mills and Timur Hammond (submitted and accepted for publication). "The Spatial Turn in Middle East Studies," in Shami, Seteney and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (eds.). Producing Knowledge on World Regions: Middle Eastern Studies in Critical Perspective. In cooperation with the Social Sciences Research Council. Edited volume under review.

Presentations

Atelier 'Quartier Libre' Istanbul, IFEA, May 2013. Claiming and Placing the Past: Eyup and Eyupsultan. 
Association of American Geographers, April 2013. Bodies, Tombs, and Touched Things: Eyup and Islamic Assemblages. 
Columbia MESAAS Graduate Conference, February 2011. Towards a Situated Regionalism: Turkey, Europe, and the Near East. 
AATT Graduate Student Pre-conference, November 2010. Stuck Between the Local and the National? Place, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary Turkey 
Association of American Geographers, April 2010. Representing Istanbul and the 'Problem' of the West - Reading Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul: Memories and the City 
Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, October 2009. 'The Grand Canyon Upside Down': Some Notes on Water and History in Imperial County, California 
Duke-UNC-CH Graduate Islamic Studies Conference, April 2009. The Body in Place: Intersections of Faith, Identity, and Place in the Mughal Atelier