Sernaz Arslan is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University, where she is also a research assistant at the Department of International Relations. Her research focuses on how rural to urban migrants belonging to different generations experience and  practice urban citizenship in Istanbul. She is engaged in generational analysis with qualitative research methods, particularly the narrative approach. Her areas of interest include urban politics and history, urban narratives, spatial participation, gender studies and social policy. She has joined the COST Actioan CA1812126 Writing Urban Places in order to investigate conceptual frameworks for studying urban space and urban narratives from a multidisciplinary point of view.