IMISCOE Web Directory - HASRET SAYGI
Hasret Saygi is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Foreign Language Education at Bogazici
University in Istanbul. Her expertise lies in sociolinguistics and linguistic ethnography. In her Ph.D thesis, she focuses on everyday interaction between the refugee and local women sharing the same neighbourhood in Turkey. The aim of her ethnographic study is to understand the dialogical processes through which the women construct and negotiate their identities and social relations. Hasret received her M.A degree in the Department of Applied Linguistics at King's College, London, and wrote her thesis about the workplace interaction between the Turkish immigrant workers and their customers in London. Apart from her academic interest in migration, she took part in a grassroots organization combating racism and nationalism in Turkey as a pro-refugee activist. She also did two-year voluntary teaching in a community center in Istanbul, and took an active role in After-School Project which aimed to help Syrian children register and integrate in the local schools and to provide them with the supplementary language and literacy education in their neighbourhood in Istanbul.