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.


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.


Tartanoglu Bennett, S. 6th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network-ILO, 8-10th July, 2019, Geneva, "Campaigning vs Organising to Create Sustainable Production Networks: Worker Representation in the Global Garment Industry"

Tartanoglu Bennett, S. 37th International Labour Process Conference, 24-26th April 2019, Vienna, Paper: "Formulating Local Activism: Politics of Worker Opposition in Global Garment Production Networks"

Tartanoglu Bennett, S. 4th Fairness at Work International Conference, 10-11th September 2018, Manchester, Paper: "New Forms of Labour Agency in Global Garment Production Networks: The Case of Bravo Workers in Turkey"

Tartanoglu, S. Work, Employment and Society Conference, 6-8th September 2016, Leeds, Paper: "The Invisible Precariat: The Hidden Dynamics of Home-Based Garment Work in Turkey"