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


Cai, Minjie , Tindal, Scott, 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. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Work, Employment, and Society ISSN: 0950-0170 (Print), 1469-8722 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020966527).

Tartanoglu, Safak and , (2017), The voluntary precariat in the value chain: the hidden patterns of home-based garment production in Turkey. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Competition & Change, 22 (1) . pp. 23-40 ISSN: 1024-5294 (Print), 1477-2221 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529417745475).

Tartanoglu, Safak and , (2015), Beyond informality: effectiveness of a new actor for representing call centre workers in Turkey. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Industrial Relations Journal, 46 (5-6) . pp. 381-397 ISSN: 0019-8692 (Print), 1468-2338 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12108).