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Dr. Basak Bilecen

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Harvard University
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge MA 02138
USA

Phone: +1 617-998-5424
E-Mail: bbilecen@fas.harvard.edu

 

Research interests

Sociology of Migration
Relational Sociology
Social Network Analysis
International Student Mobility
Social Inequality
Social Protection

 

Research projects

2016-2019 ‘Asian Educational Mobilities: A Comparative Study of International Migration of Japanese and Chinese Higher Education Students’ International Collaborative Research Project. Funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Project information and here
2015-2018 ‘Bright Futures: A Comparative Study of Internal and International Mobility of Chinese Students’, International Collaborative Research Project. Funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Project information and Project website
2011-2016 ‘Transnationality, the Distribution of Social Protection and Inequalities’, SFB 882, International Collaborative Research Project. Funded by German Research Foundation (DFG). Link

 

Curriculum Vitae

Appointments

02.2017-present Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany
05.2015-01.2017 Co-Investigator, ‘Bright Futures’ and ‘Asian Educational Mobilities’ Projects; and Lecturer, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany
07.-10.2015 Visiting Scholar, hosted by David Grusky at Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, USA
07.2011-05.2015 Post-doctoral Researcher, Collaborative Research Center ‘From Heterogeneities to Inequalities’, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University,Germany
2007-2011 Lecturer, Bielefeld University, Germany
2004-2005 Research Assistant, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Education

2007 - 2012 Doctor of Philosopy in Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany

Dissertation title: 'Social Support Networks of International PhD Students in Germany: Transnational Connections and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries' supervised by Prof. Thomas Faist, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany and Prof. Ahmet Icduygu, Department of International Relations, Koc University, Turkey.
10/2010-04/2011 Exchange PhD student, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
09/2005 - 08/2006 Master of Science in Sociology, Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thesis Title: ‘Human Smuggling Networks Operating via Turkey into the EU: Evidence from Iranian, Iraqi and Afghani Migrants in the Netherlands’ supervised by Dr. Jeroen Doomernik and Dr. Ilse van Liempt, University of Amsterdam, IMES (Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies)
09/2000 - 02/2005

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Koc University, Turkey

Honors Project Title: ‘Citizenship Regimes as a Result of International Migration in Europe, Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective’ supervised by Prof. Ahmet Icduygu

09/2003 - 02/2004 Exchange Student, Luigi Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

 

Publications

Books

2014 Bilecen, B.International Student Mobility and Transnational Friendships. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Further Information)

Edited Special Issues

2017 Bilecen, B., Gamper, M., Lubbers, M.J. 2017. Special Issue ‘The Missing Link: The Social Network Analytical Approach in Migration and Transnational Studies’. Social Networks.(forthcoming)
2017 Bilecen, B., van Mol, C. 2017. Special Issue ‘International Academic Mobility and Inequalities: Opportunities and Outcomes’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 48(3).
2015 Faist, T., Bilecen, B., Barglowski, K., Sienkiewicz, J.J. 2015. Special Issue ‘Safety Nets of Migrants Across Borders: An Inquiry into Social Mechanisms of Inequality’. Population, Space and Place 21(3).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2017 Bilecen, B., van Mol, C. 2017. Introduction: International Academic Mobility and Inequalities: Opportunities and Outcomes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 48(3):1241–1255.
2017 Bilecen, B., Gamper, M., Lubbers, M. 2017. Migration, Social Networks, Transnational Phenomenon: Mapping the Issue(s). Social Networks. (forthcoming)
2017 Bilecen, B., Cardona, A. 2017. Do transnational brokers always win? A multilevel analysis of social support. Social Networks, available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378873316300752
2017 Bilecen, B. 2017. Home-Making Practices and Social Protection Across Borders: An Example of Turkish Migrants Living in Germany. Journal of Housing and Built Environment 32(1):77–90.
2016 Bilecen, B. 2016. A Mixed-Methods Design of Social Network Analysis to Investigate Transnational Social Protection. International Review of Social Research 6(4): 233–244.
2015 Faist, T., Bilecen, B., Barglowski, K., Sienkiewicz J.J.Transnational Social Protection: Migrants' Strategies and Patterns of Inequalities. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 193-202. (Further Information)
2015 Bilecen, B., Barglowski, K. On the Assemblages of Informal and Formal Transnational Social Protection. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 203-214. (Information)
2015 Barglowski, K., Bilecen, B., Amelina, A. Approaching Transnational Social Protection: Methodological Challenges and Empirical Applications. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 215-226.
2015 Bilecen, B., Sienkiewicz J.J. Informal Social Protection Networks of Migrants: Typical Patterns in Different Transnational Social Spaces. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 227-243. (Information)
2015 Bilecen, B., Catir, G., Orhon, A. Turkish–German Transnational Social Space: Stitching Across Borders. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 244-256. (Information)
2015 Faist, T., Bilecen, B. Social Inequalities through the Lens of Social Protection: Notes on the Transnational Social Question. Population, Space and Place 21(3): 282-293. (Information)
2015 Bilecen, B. and Faist, T. International Doctoral Students as Knowledge Brokers: Reciprocity, Trust and Solidarity in Transnational Networks. Global Networks – A Journal of Transnational Affairs. 15 (2): 217–235. (Go to).
2013 Bilecen, B. Transnational Family Networks of Migrants from Turkey in Europe. Turkish Journal of Sociology 3 (27): 219-234. (Go to)
2013 Bilecen, B. Avrupa’daki Türkiyeli Göçmenlerin Ulusaşırı Aile Ağları. Sosyoloji Dergisi (27): 235-250. (Go to)
2013 Bilecen, B. Negotiating Differences: Cosmopolitan Experiences of International Doctoral Students. Compare: A Journal of International and Comparative Education 43(5): 667-688. (Go to)
2012 Bilecen, B. How Social Support Works among the Best and the Brightest: Evidence from International PhD Students in Germany. Transnational Social Review 2 (2): 139-155. (Go to)
2012 Bilecen-Süoglu, B. Trends in Student Mobility from Turkey to Germany. Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs 17(2): 61-84.(See also)
2011 Klaubunde, N. and Bilecen-Süoglu, B. International Students in Germany: Policies and Initiatives to Attract the Best and the Brightest. Canadian Diversity/Diversité Canadienne 8 (5): 81-85.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

2017 Bilecen, B. 2017. Social Transformation(s): International Migration and Health. In Alexander Krämer (Ed.), Refugee Migration and Health – Challenges for Germany and Europe. Frankfurt: Springer. (forthcoming)
2017 Bilecen, B. and Faist, T. 2017. Wissensvermittlung in Transnationalen Netzwerken. In Ayla Neusel (Ed.), Von der Internationalisierung der Hochschule zur transnationalen Wissenschaft. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag. (forthcoming)
2017 Bilecen, B. 2017. Transnational Knowledge Networks. In Matthias Middell (Ed.), Handbook of Transregional Studies. New York/London: Routledge. (forthcoming)
2017 Faist, T. and Bilecen, B. 2017. Transnationalism. In Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies. New York/London: Routledge. (forthcoming)
2016 Bilecen, B., Amelina, A. 2016. Ego-zentrierte Netzwerkanalyse in der Biographieforschung: Methodologische Potentiale und empirische Beispiele (Ego-centred Network Analysis in Biography Research: Methodological Potentials and Empirical Examples). In Helma Lutz, Martina Schiebel, Elisabeth Tuider (Eds.), Handbuch Biographieforschung. Frankfurt: Springer. (forthcoming)
2016 Bilecen, B. International Students and Cosmopolitanisms: Educational Mobility in a Global Age, In A.Amelina, K.Hovarth, B.Meeus (eds.), An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation. pp. 231-244. Dordrecht: Springer. (Link)
2016 Bilecen, B. Guestworker Families in Europe. . In C.L.Shehan (ed.), Encyclopedia of Family Studies. pp.1011-1016. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
2014 Barglowski, K., Amelina, A., Bilecen, B. 'Sexualität' und 'Transnationalität' aus intersektioneller Perspektive, In Martina Löw (ed.), Vielfalt und Zusammenhalt. Verhandlungen des 36. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Bochum und Dortmund 2012. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus Verlag.
2014 Bilecen, B. On the Tide Between Being an Insider and Outsider: Experiences From the Research on International Student Mobility in Germany, In L. Voloder and L. Kirpitchenko (eds.), Insider Research on Migration and Mobility - International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning, pp. 53-68. Farnham: Ashgate. (See for more information)
2012 Bilecen, B. How to cross? Migrant Perspectives, In A. Icduygu and D. Sert (eds.), Borders under Stress: The Cases of Turkey-EU and Mexico-USA Borders, pp. 167–182. Istanbul: The Isis Press.
2011 Bilecen-Süoglu, B. Turkey at the Crossroads Between the Middle East and the EU: Changing Border Control and Security Policies, In M. Baumann, K. Rosenow and A. Lorenz (eds.), Crossing and Controlling Borders - Immigration Policies and their Impact on Migrants’ Journeys, pp. 135–158. Leverkusen-Opladen: BudrichUniPress. (Go to)
2008 Bilecen, B. Human Smuggling Networks Operating via Turkey into the EU: Evidence from Iranian, Iraqi and Afghani MigrantS in the Netherlands. In: Marjoribanks T., (ed.) Re-imagining Sociology, Conference Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association. Melbourne: University of Melbourne.

Book Reviews

2014 Bilecen, B. Book by Thomas, Felicity and Gideon, Jasmine (eds) Migration, Health and Inequality, London: Zed Books, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (Review)
2013 Bilecen, B. Book by Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel and Feldmann, Rayah (2011) (eds.), Migration and Social Protection: Claiming Social Rights Beyond Borders, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Transnational Social Review 3 (1): 121–124. (Go to)

Working Papers and others

2017 Bilecen, B., Amelina, A. 2017. A Network Approach to Migrants’ Transnational Biographies. Working Paper Series “Gender, Diversity and Migration”, No. 12, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt.
2016 Bilecen, B. 2016. Değişimde Değişimle Yaşayabilmek. In G. Duman (Ed.), Göçüp Kalanlar, pp. 57. Istanbul: Dumat Ofset.
2014 Bilecen, B. and Tezcan-Güntekin, H. Transnational Healthcare Practices of Retired Circular Migrants,COMCAD Working Paper, No.127, Bielefeld: COMCAD.
2013 Bilecen, B. Turkish PhD Students Drawn to US and Germany, University World News, available here, May 18.
2013 Bilecen, B. Analyzing Informal Social Protection Across Borders:Synthesizing Social Network Analysis with Qualitative Interviews, SFB Working Paper Series, No. 19. German Research Foundation: Bielefeld.
2013 Barglowski, K., Amelina, A. and Bilecen, B. Coming-out multi-lokal: Intersektionelle Rekonstruktion von Sexualität und Transnationalität, COMCAD Working Paper, No.114, Bielefeld: COMCAD.
2012 Amelina, A., Bilecen, B., Barglowski, K. and Faist, T. Ties that Protect: The Significance of Transnationality for the Distribution of Informal Social Protection in Migrant Networks, SFB Working Paper Series, No.6.
2009 Bilecen, B. From Being Departure to Destination Point: International Student Mobility in Turkey, COMCAD Working Paper, No.64, Bielefeld: COMCAD.
2009 Bilecen, B. Lost in Status? Temporary, Permanent, Potential, Highly Skilled: The International Student Mobility, COMCAD Working Paper, No.63, Bielefeld: COMCAD.
2009 Bilecen, B. Human Smuggling Networks Operating Between Middle East and the European Union: Evidence from Iranian, Iraqi and Afghani Migrants in the Netherlands, COMCAD Working Paper, No. 62, Bielefeld: COMCAD.

 

Awards and Scholarships

09/2017-07/2018 JFK Memorial Fellowship, DAAD
10/2010 - 04/2011 BGHS Mobility scholarship
04/2010 DAAD writing up scholarship  
06/2008 - 03/2010 PhD scholarship by Zeit Stiftung, Bucerius Scholarship, Settling into Motion, Hamburg.
2000 -2004 Various awards, Vehbi Koc and Dean’s Honor Roll
2000 Award for outstanding high school achievements (A levels)

 

Other Relevant Research Experience

2005 Intern, Council of Europe, Migration, Roma and Travellers Division, Strasbourg, France.
2003 Intern, TBB (Migrant Association called Türkischer Bund, Berlin-Brandenburg), Berlin, Germany.

 

Memberships

ESA (European Sociological Association)
IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion)
INSNA (International Network for Social Network Analysis)
DGS (German Sociological Association)
BSA (British Sociological Association)
DAV (German Alpine Association)

 

Invited talks and sessions

June 2017 ‘Transnational Social Protection: A Personal Network Approach’, Grade Centre GENDER Summer School Cornelia Goethe Center, 19 June, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
April 2017 ‘Transnational Social Protection’, 16 April, University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Sociology Colloquium, Germany.
October 2016 'International Student Mobility and Social Networks', Research Colloquium, 28 October, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.
October 2016 'Overview of social transformations and impact on health', Refugee Migration and Health: Challenges for Germany and Europe, Satellite event of the World Health Summit, 12-14 October, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld, Germany.
September 2016 'Migration and Transnational Networks of Friendship', Keynote Lecture, 28 September, Northwest University, Xi'an, China.
June 2016 ‘Transnational Networks and Mobility’, (Future) movements: bodies, routes, technologies, belongings, ICS Annual Conference, 30 June, Lisbon, Portugal.
June 2016 ‘Transnational Social Networks and International Student Mobility’, Mobility and Identity in a Globalizing World, Global Order Project Annual Conference, 24-25 June, Freiburg University, Germany.
February 2016 ‘Transnational Knowledge Networks’, Authors’ Workshop, 10-11 February, Leipzig University, Germany.
July 2014 Expert for the workshop called 'Transnationale Bildungslaufbahnen und soziale Positionierungen zwischen Brasilien und Europa', University of Münster, Germany.
November 2014 Erasmus lecturer on ‘Transnationality, Social Networks and Inequalities’, November, Malmö University, Sweden.
14 November 2014 Chaired the sessions ‘Beyond EU II: diaspora and identity formation’ and ‘Hierarchies of citizenship: stratifying effects of migration regulations’ at International Conference, 13-14 November, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
October 2014 ‘Pendeln im Alter: Transnationale Gesundheitspraktiken‘, Fachtagung Pendelmigration älterer Migranten, 21 October, Gesundheitsamt, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
June 2014 Keynote Speech ‘A Synthesis of Intersectional and Social Network Analyses: Studying Transnational Relations’ at Summer School 'Multiple Inequalities in the Age of Transnationalization: Implications for Concepts and Methods', 26 June, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
May 2014 'Transnational Social Protection: Migrants’ Strategies and Formal Structures', at Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research program/ FASoS and MACIMIDE Colloquium Series, 21 May, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
29 November 2013 ‘Where to Stay? What to Do Next? Student Mobility Between Germany and Turkey’ at First Turkish-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (TUGFOH), funded by Humboldt Foundation, Mercator Foundation and Koç University, 27-30 November, Istanbul, Turkey.
19 July 2013 Chaired the session called ‘Brides and Mothers’ at Seminar of Research Committee on Family Research of International Sociological Association, ‘Family and Migration’, 17-19 July, Vilnius, Lithuania.
June 2013 “Wie 'sicher' sind die Netzwerke?” at the conference 'Zirkuläre Migrationsbewegungen zwischen Deutschland und der Türkei in transnationaler Perspektive', funded by Hans Böckler Foundation, 21 June, University of Hamburg, Germany.
May 2013 Chaired the session called 'Forthcoming Global Challenges' at the Policy Panel for the Project 'EU-Asia Dialogue – Shaping a Common Future for Europe and Asia', funded by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, European Union and European Policy Center, 15 May, Paris, France.

 

Conference participations and presentations

2017 ‘A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and German Students’ Networks and Transnational Friendships’, 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2017 ‘International tracks have different gauges: approaches to attracting and integrating Chinese students in the UK and Germany’, AAS-in-Asia, 24-27 June, University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.
2016 ‘International tracks have different gauges: varying approaches to attracting and integrating Chinese students in the UK and Germany’, Joint East Asian Studies Conference, 7-9 September, University of London, England.
1 July 2016 ‘Academic Excellence, International Student Mobility, and Inequalities’, at the 13th Annual IMISCOE Conference “Migration and Development”, 30 June-2 July, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
1 July 2016 ‘Migrant Women Caring the Elderly: Patterns of Inequalities’, at the 13th Annual IMISCOE Conference “Migration and Development”, 30 June-2 July, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
6 October 2015 ‘A Synthesis of Intersectionality and Relational Sociology: Studying Inequalities in a Transnational Context’, at the Cologne Network Conference of the German Sociological Association's Section of 'Sociological Network Research', 5-6 October 2015 in GESIS, Cologne, Germany.
18 July 2014 ‘Who Cares the Elderly? Migrant Women at the Crossroads between Family and Welfare State’, at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Facing an Unequal World, 13-19 July, Yokohama, Japan.
17 July 2014 ‘The Meaning of Home and Practices of Home-Making: An Example of Turkish Migrants Living in Germany’, at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Facing an Unequal World, 13-19 July, Yokohama, Japan.
26 August 2013 "Healthcare Practices of Migrants in Transnational Social Spaces: Retired Circular Migrants Living between Germany and Turkey", in Workshop ‘Social Protection Across Borders’. chaired by K. Barglowski, in 10th Annual IMISCOE Conference ‘Crisis and Migration: Perceptions, Challenges and Consequences’, (together with Hürrem Tezcan-Güntekin), Malmö, Sweden.
17 July 2013 "Who Constitutes Family? Perceptions from Migrants in Germany and Their Family Members in Turkey" at Seminar of Research Committee on Family Research of International Sociological Association, ‘Family and Migration’, 17-19 July, Vilnius, Lithuania.
28 June 2013 “Von Transnationalität zu Ungleichheiten: Ungleichheitsforschung jenseits des Nationalstaats”, in Workshop “Von Heterogenitäten zu Ungleichheiten. Mechanismen der Öffnung und Schließung von Gesellschaften”, Chairs: Prof. Martin Diewald and Dr. Reinhard Schunck, Swiss Sociological Association Annual Conference, 26-28 June, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland.
23 May 2013 “Transnational Protective Networks of Migrants Across Europe”, in Panel 'Transnational Networks' chaired by Andreas Herz, Jose-Luis Molina and Sören Petermann in XXXIII Sunbelt Conference, International Network for Social Network Analysis, May 21-26, Hamburg, Germany.
07 December 2012 “Protective Practices of Turkish Transnational Family Networks in Europe”, Turkish Migration in Europe Conference, 7-9 December, Regent’s College, London, UK.
26 November 2012 “The C3 Project – Transnationality and the Unequal Distribution of Social Protection” in Seminar “Transnational Migration and Social Integration: State of the Art and New Perspectives” by Prof. Thomas Faist, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.
09 September 2012 “Education as a gateway to migration and as a way of differentiation: experiences of international doctoral students as cosmopolitans”, The British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Conference, Education, Mobility and Migration: People, ideas and resources, 8-10 September, University of Cambridge, UK.
21 September 2012 “Ties That Protect? The Significance of Transnationality for the Distribution of Informal Social Protection in Migrant Networks” (together with Anna Amelina and Karolina Barglowski), SFB 882 (Collaborative Research Center, From Heterogeneities to Inequalities)1st Annual Conference, 20-21 September, Bielefeld University, Germany.
29 August 2012 “Transnational networks, practices and cosmopolitan imaginations” in Workshop “From Migrant Transnationalism to Banal Cosmopolitanism? Theoretical and Epistemological Challenges: Insights from Migration Studies”, Chair: Mihaela Nedelcu, 9th Annual IMISCOE Conference “Mobility as New Paradigmatic Perspective in Social Sciences”, 28-29 August, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
29 August 2012 “Transnational Networks of Migrant Families: Solidarity across Borders or Familial Hierarchies?” (together with Anna Amelina and Karolina Barglowski). in Workshop “Transnational Family Care Practices: Methodological Challenges for Studying Relationships through Time and Space”, Chair: Valentina Mazzucato, 9th Annual IMISCOE Conference “Mobility as New Paradigmatic Perspective in Social Sciences”, 28-29 August, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
11 April 2012 “Inequalities through Transnational Social Support?”, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 10-12 April, Leeds, UK.
25 April 2012 “Social Support among International PhD students” Fourth PhD Students’Conference of Zeit Stiftung, Settling into Motion, 24-26 April, Hamburg, Germany.
18-20 January 2012 Participation to the International Conference “Transforming Gender Orders: Intersections of Care, Family and Migration”, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
17 November 2011 “Transnationality and the Unequal Distribution of Informal Social Protection”, IMISCOE Workshop on Migration, Residential Mobility and Urban Structure (Migremus), 17-18 November, Bremen, Germany.
06 October 2011 “Networks of international doctoral students: the case of Germany”, International Summer School, Migrants’ Networking organized jointly between the Department of Social Science/Ruhr University Bochum, the Department of Social Sciences/Duisburg-Essen University and the Research School of the Ruhr University Bochum, 05-08 October, Bochum, Germany.
07 July 2011 “International student mobility and the construction of cosmopolitan identities”, International Summer School on Development, Migration: Analyses, Practices and Policies, organized by ACP Task Force of the Coimbra Group, University of Barcelona, 5-11 July, Spain.
27 May 2011 “Social Support Networks of International Students in Germany”, IMISCOE Workshop on International Student Mobility, 27 May, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
07 October 2010 “Ties to be Identified With: How Network Structure Differs according to Identifications” in 15th International Metropolis Conference, “Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging”, 4-8 October, The Hague, the Netherlands.
14 September 2010 “Reconceptualizing Identifications and Social Networks of International Doctoral Students: The German Case”, in Workshop “Exploring Intersectionality: Gender Age Generations / International Student Mobility”, Chair: Russel King, 7th Annual IMISCOE Conference, “New Migration in Industrial Cities and Regions of Europe”, 13-14 September, CEDEM-TRICUD University of Liege, Belgium.
29 April 2010 “Experiences of international doctoral students in Germany: Different Identification Patterns”, Second PhD Students’ Conference of Zeit Stiftung, Settling into Motion, 28-30 April, Berlin, Germany.
22-23 April 2010 Participation to the International Conference “Beyond Methodological Nationalism”, Bielefeld University, ZiF, Germany.
24 February 2010 “Should I stay, go back or move on? The migration behavior of international doctoral students in Germany”, IMISCOE PhD Winter School, organized by University of Lisbon (CEG) and Nova University of Lisbon (CESNOVA), Lisbon, 23-26 February, Portugal.
24 September 2009 “The experiences of international doctoral students: Formation of cosmopolitan identities”, Second International Conference on Academic Mobility, 24-26 September, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.
16 September 2009 “International Student Mobility and Construction of Cosmopolitan Identities”, 14th International Metropolis Conference, “Migration and mobility: National responses to cultural diversity”, 14-18 September, Copenhagen, Denmark.
7-8 May 2009 Participation to International Conference, “Die Heutige Türkei und die Zukunft Europas (Turkey today and the future of Europe)”, Swissotel, Bremen, Germany.
24 April 2009 “International PhD Students and Cosmopolitan Identifications”, First PhD Students’ Conference of Zeit Stiftung, Settling into Motion, 23-25 April, Hamburg, Germany.
16 September 2009 “International Student Mobility and Construction of Cosmopolitan Identities”, 14th International Metropolis Conference, “Migration and mobility: National responses to cultural diversity”, 14-18 September, Copenhagen, Denmark.
7-8 May 2009 Participation to International Conference, “Die Heutige Türkei und die Zukunft Europas (Turkey today and the future of Europe)”, Swissotel, Bremen, Germany.
24 April 2009 “International PhD Students and Cosmopolitan Identifications”, First PhD Students’ Conference of Zeit Stiftung, Settling into Motion, 23-25 April, Hamburg, Germany.
18 April 2009 “International Students: Bridges to Knowledge?”, Knowledge Globalization Conference, Sawyer Business School, 17-19 April, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA.
16 December 2008 “From Being Departure to Destination Point: International Student Mobility in Turkey”, Third International Conference on Postgraduate Education (ICPE), “Postgraduate Education: Multidisciplinary Perspectives”, 16-17 December, Penang, Malaysia.
3 December 2008 “Human Smuggling Networks Operating via Turkey into the EU: Evidence from Iranian, Iraqi and Afghani Migrants in the Netherlands”, The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, “Re-Imagining Sociology”, 2-5 December, Melbourne, Australia.
27-31 October 2008 Participation to 13th International Metropolis Conference, “Mobility, Integration and Development in a Globalised World”, Bonn, Germany.
31 May-01 June 2008 Participation to the International Conference “Transnationalisation and Development(s)”, Bielefeld University, ZiF, Germany.

 

Teaching Experience

Bielefeld University, Germany

SS 2017 “Qualitative Methods in Migration Research (MA)” and “Migration and Networks (BA)”
WS 2016/17 “Social Network Analysis (MA)”
SS 2016 “Methods of Sociological Inquiry (BA)”
WS 2015/16 “Sociology of Globalization, Transnationalization and World Society (MA)”
SS 2015 “Migration and Inequalities in Movies (MA)”
WS 2014/15 “Inequalities in Social Networks (MA)”
SS 2014 “Selected Topics in Sociology: Migration and Movies (BA)”
WS 2013/2014 “Transnational Social Protection: Migrants' Informal Practices and Social Inequalities (MA)”
SS 2013 “Transnational Social Protection: Migrants' Informal Practices and Social Inequalities (MA)”
WS 2012/13 “Introduction to Social Network Analysis (BA)”
SS 2010 “Towards being a 'knowledge society': The role of highly skilled migration and international student mobility (MA)”
SS 2009 “Irregular Migration: Paradoxes of Free Movement (MA)”
WS 2008/09 “Brain Drain and International Student Mobility (BA)”
WS 2007/08 “Crossing Borders: Irregular Migration and Humanitarian Issues (BA)”

Leuphana University, Germany

Spring 2017 “Analyzing Global Order (BA)” (12 hours)

University of Malmö, Sweden (Erasmus+)

Spring 2014 “Transnationality, Social Inequalities and Social Networks (MA)” (8 hours)

 

Organizational activities

2017 Session called ‘Transnational Friendships’ at the 14th IMISCOE Conference, (together with L. Ryan), 28-30 June, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2016 Session called ‘The Inequality-Social Network Nexus’ at the 2nd European Social NetworksConference, 14-16 June, Sciences Po, Paris, France.
23-28 June 2015 Organizing session "Migration, mobility and transnational networks" at XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), with Miranda Lubbers and Marcus Gamper, (More)
27 March 2015 Organized International Conference ‘Transnational Academic Spaces’ (together with C. van Mol), Bielefeld University, Germany.
27-29 August 2014 Organized Workshop called 'Configurations of Informal and Formal Social Protection: Transnationality, Gender and Social Inequalities' in 11th Annual IMISCOE Conference, (together with Karolina Barglowski and Eleonore Kofman), Madrid, Spain.
1-4 July 2014 Organized and chaired Session called 'Migration, Mobility and Transnational Networks' at the First European Social Networks Conference, (together with Dr. Markus Gamper), Autonomous University Barcelona, Spain.
12-13 December 2013 Organized International Workshop called 'Transnationality and Social Protection: Changing Patterns of Inequailties', Bielefeld University, Germany.
26 August 2013 Organized Workshop called 'Social Protection Across Borders' in 10th Annual IMISCOE Conference ?Crisis and Migration ? Perceptions, Challenges and Consequences?, (together with Karolina Barglowski), Malmö, Sweden.
01-05 July 2013 Organized C3 Project Workshop called 'Final Analysis and Co-authoring' (together with Karolina Barglowski and Joanna Sienkiewicz), Bielefeld University, Germany
04-09 November 2012 Organized C3 Project Workshop called ‘Advanced Data Analysis’ (together with Anna Amelina and Karolina Barglowski), Bielefeld University, Germany
27 June 2012 Organized ‘Movie Evening: Meet with the Directors’, invited Rita Baracks and Masayo Kajimura for a discussion followed by screening their movie called ‘Heimwärts/Homebound’ about home, migration and belonging, BGHS, Bielefeld University, Germany
01-02 March 2012 Organized C3 Project Workshop called ‘Conducting the Interviews and Ethics’ (together with Anna Amelina and Karolina Barglowski), Bielefeld University, Germany
29-30 September 2011 Organized C3 Project Workshop called ‘Introduction to the C3 Project and Cooperation’ (together with Anna Amelina and Hye-Young Haubner), Bielefeld University, Germany.
07 October 2010 Organized and chaired workshop called “International students as highly skilled migrants: changing identities and transnational networks” in 15th International Metropolis Conference, “Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging” (together with Christof van Mol), the Hague, the Netherlands.

 

Languages

Turkish (native), English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (good), French (beginner), Dutch (beginner).



 

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