Supervisor: Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva
College affiliation: Keble
Aslı is a DPhil candidate in Migration Studies at COMPAS. Her research investigates the outcomes and economic impacts of the labor market integration of refugees in developing economies. For her doctoral project, she employs a comparative, mixed methods framework to analyze recent policy efforts to formalize Syrian refugee labor in Turkey and Jordan. She relies on an interdisciplinary body of literature—primarily drawing from behavioral economics, labor economics, critical development studies, public policy and migration studies—in order to theorize, empirically evaluate and problematize refugee work permit regulations. Her work explores the complex interplay between refugee livelihoods, labor market informality, the humanitarian-development nexus and EU externalization processes pertaining to migration.
Prior to joining COMPAS, Aslı worked at the International Committee of the Red Cross as a Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Associate for the Eurasia desk. She holds an MSc in International Migration and Public Policy from London School of Economics and a dual BA in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University.