Negotiating precarity in everyday mobilities of women domestic workers at the times of the global pandemic
Funding period: 5 June 2022 – 5 March 2023
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Eda Beyazit Ince is an Associate Professor at the Urban and Regional Planning Department at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and the founding director of IstanbulON Urban Mobility Lab. Eda holds MSc and BSc degrees in Urban and Regional Planning. She received her DPhil (PhD) at the Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. Eda specialises in transport-related inequalities, especially in the ways in which transport infrastructure investments generate socio-spatial inequalities at different scales with regard to the issues of power, planning, and politics.
Eda’s work mainly concentrates on Istanbul, the most populated city in its region with growing inequalities in every aspect of life. She has been researching extensively the daily mobilities of the least represented groups in Istanbul, including women in precarious jobs, residents living in the peripheries, and the urban poor. Since November 2020, she has been leading a research expedition on transport poverty in Istanbul, supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), and working on a model for an inclusive transport system.
As an expert in transport-related social and spatial inequalities, Eda has also been a part of the Istanbul Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as a Stakeholder Engagement Specialist. Eda coordinates stakeholder engagement activities and ensures that the project meets the gender and social inclusion goals. Eda is one of the collaborators of the UNESCO Chair in Gender at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and a core group member of the COST Action on the Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISE-ACT).
As a USF International Fellow, Dr Eda Beyazit Ince will spend nine months working with Professor Karen Lucas in the Department of Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) at the University of Manchester.