Assistant Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
Prior to joining the Maxwell School faculty, Timur was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont, fall 2016 to summer 2017. From fall 2008 to spring 2016, he was a graduate student in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hammond’s primary research interests include the Middle East, Turkey, cultural geography, urban geography, religion, and identity.
Hammond’s scholarship has been recognized with several awards and honors. In 2013, he won the doctoral student paper competition in multiple specialty groups of the Association of American Geographers. For his doctoral research, Hammond was awarded Fulbright funding and a fellowship from the American Research Institute in Turkey. To complete his dissertation, he received a writing grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies, in addition to multiple fellowships from the University of California, Los Angeles. Hammond is a member of many specialty groups in the Association of American Geographers, as well as the Middle East Studies Association.
Hammond received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2016 for his dissertation, "Mediums of Belief: Muslim Place Making in 20th Century Turkey." In 2010, he received a master’s degree in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2005, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.