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Refugees in Izmir & Turks/Kurds in London: 12th workshop

18 March 2016, Convened by Franck Düvell & Duygu Cantegin

Seminar Room (ground floor), 64 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN

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The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and South East European Studies (SEESOX) host the 12th workshop by the Turkish Migration Studies Network (TurkMiS). Speakers will include Ayselin Yildiz and Gökay Mehmet Özerim (Yasar University, Izmir), Ebru Soytemel (Aston University, Birmingham) and Yasemin Karsli (Mimar Sinan University)

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About the speakers

Ayselin Yildiz is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Yasar University (Izmir/Turkey). She holds her Phd in international relations. From, 2005 and 2015, she was Director of Yasar University European Union Center She is author of ‘European Union’s Immigration Policy: Managing Migration in Turkey and Morocco’ (Palgrave 2016)

Gokay Özerim is Assistant Professor and Director of the European Union Research Center at Yaşar University in Izmir. He holds a PhD on European Studies and his major fields of research are migration, security and interculturalism. He has published on anti-immigration actors in Europe, Europeanization of migration policies and the security-identity nexus in the Southeast European countries.

Ebru Soytemel is lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology and Policy, Aston University, Birmingham. She holds a PhD in Sociology. From 2011-2013, she was James Martin Research Fellow at the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), University of Oxford. Her research interests are social and economic inequality, cultural class analysis, urban theory, social-spatial exclusion, gender and poverty.

Yasemin Karsli studied Photography in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in İstanbul. For more than a decade, she has been working on various photographic projects as an artist and as a photo journalist. Some of her works have been published in printed publications both in Turkey, and in the UK, including İz, CNN Turk, National Geographic, and BBC World Services. Yasemin continues her photographic work in the UK and Turkey and lives in London and İstanbul.

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