Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Murat ES

Faculty Member

Dr. Murat ES


BA (History) (Bogazici University)
MA (Sociology) (Bogazici University)
PhD (UNC - Chapel Hill)

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2020 Hoyng, Rolien and Murat Es. Material politics facing post-truth: Speculation, infrastructure and ecology in Turkey. Antipode 52 (6): 1731-1750.

2018 Es, Murat and Besim Can Zirh. Alevi struggles. In Authoritarianism and resistance in Turkey: Conversations on democratic and social changes, ed. Esra Özyürek Gaye Özpinar and Emrah Altındiş (pp. 177-188). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York and London: Springer.

2018 Chen, Huiwei, Mee Kam Ng, Murat Es, Joanna Lee, Winnie W. S. Mak, Yuying Tong, Wu Ka Ming & Huiquan Zhou. Socio-spatial polarization and the (re-)distribution of deprived groups in world cities: A case study of Hong Kong. Urban Geography 39 (7): 969-987.

2017 Hoyng, Rolien and Murat Es. Conspiratorial webs: Media ecology and parallel realities in Turkey. International Journal of Communication 11: 4219–4238.

2016 Es, Murat. Turkish-Dutch mosques and the formation of moral subjects. Social and Cultural Geography 17 (7): 825-848.

2013 Es, Murat. Alevis in cemevis: Religion and secularism in Turkey. In Topographies of faith: Religion in urban spaces, ed. Marian Burchardt, Jose Casanova and Irene Becci (pp. 25-45). Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Teaching Fields

  • Cultural Geography
  • Urban Studies

Research interests

  • Ethno-national belonging, race, and multiculturalism
  • Transnational migration
  • Religion and secularism
  • Right to the city
  • Urban development

Services/ Posts

  • Secretary, Urban Studies Programme, CUHK
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Future Cities, CUHK
  • Faculty Affiliate, Research Center on Migration and Mobility, CUHK