Dr Safak  Tartanoglu Bennett

Dr Safak Tartanoglu Bennett BA, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

Dr. Safak Tartanoglu Bennett joined University of Greenwich in October 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School. She took research and teaching posts at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Uludag University, Turkey and a visiting position at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


Best Doctoral Paper Award, International Labour Process Conference, Stokholm University, March 2012.

Phd Research Fellowship, TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), September 2011-August 2012

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr. Tartanoglu Bennett's research focuses on aspects of work and employment relations, control and resistance mechanisms in organisations and informal ways of worker representation. Her current research interests include worker opposition, collective actions and resistance mechanisms in global garment production networks. She is contributing to the debate with a supplier country (Turkey) perspective and investigating the issue with an understanding of collective actions in their political and social context.

Recent publications

Journal publications

Tartanoglu Bennett, Safak, Hammer, Nikolaus and Jenkins, Jean (2021) Rights without remedy: the disconnection of labour across multiple scales and domainsWork in the Global Economy,1(1-2): 75-93.

Cai, Minjie, Tindal, Scott and Tartanoglu Bennett, Safak (2020) ‘It’s like a war zone’: Jay’s liminal experience of normal and extreme work in a UK supermarket during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work, Employment, and Society, 35 (2). pp. 386-395.

Tartanoglu, S. (2018), "The Voluntary Precariat in the Value Chain: The Hidden Patterns of Home-Based Garment Production in Turkey", Competiton & Change, 22(1), pp.23-40.

Tartanoglu, S. (2015), "Beyond Informality: Effectiveness of a New Actor For Representing Call Centre Workers in Turkey", Industrial Relations Journal (IRJ), 46 (5-6), pp. 381-397.

Tartanoglu, S. (2013), "Collective Responses of Call Center Workers in the Case of a Non-Union Worker Organization in Turkey", Isguc, The Journal of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, 15(4), pp. 27-38.

Book review

Tartanoglu Bennett, Safak (2021), Alessandra Mezzadri, The Sweatshop Regime. Labouring Bodies, Exploitation and Garments Made in India, Journal of Labour and Society, 24 (237-260).


Cai, M., Tartanoglu Bennett, S, Stroleny, A., Tindal, S., British Academy of Management (BAM) 2021, “Liminality and organisational anomie: UK supermarket frontline work and employment relations during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Tartanoglu Bennett, S, Hammer, N., Jenkins, J.,   International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) 2021 “Organising the Unorganised? Politics of Worker Representation in the Global Garment Industry”

Tartanoglu Bennett, S, Tindal, S., Cai, M. Stroleny, A.,   International Labour Process Conference (ILPC) 2021  “Between ‘mundane’ and ‘extreme’ work: Supermarket employees’ experiences during COVID-19 outbreak”,

Tartanoglu Bennett, S, Acar Erdur, D.,  European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS) 2020 'An Intensified Precarious Position in the Labour Market: Unorganised Solidarity of LGBT Employees in Turkey'