I work as a research officer at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. My research interests include immigration and integration policies from a comparative perspective, citizenship, identity, international migration, migrant family relations and research methodology.
I currently work on the EUMAGINE - imagining Europe from the outside - project. This project looks at the relation between perceptions of human rights and democracy and migratory aspirations and imaginations of people in Morocco, Senegal, Turkey and the Ukraine. ‘Human rights’ is understood to include both negative (e.g. democracy, individual liberties, freedom from discrimination) and positive rights (e.g. a right to social security, health care, education). A short description can be found on the research page or in the project briefing
Previously I worked at the research unit on Migration Integration and Transnationalization of the Social Science Research Centre in Berlin. Here, I worked on the Six Country Immigration Integration Comparative Survey.
I hold a PhD in sociology from the VU University Amsterdam. My PhD project investigated the Host Country Adoption and Ethnic Retention of Turkish immigrants and their descendants in France, Germany and the Netherlands. The study is based on a large-scale telephone survey and in-depth interviews. My thesis is entitled "Comparing Integration. Host culture adoption and ethnic retention among Turkish immigrants and their descendents in France, Germany and the Netherlands".
I am a member of the editorial board of Migrantenstudies the Dutch journal on Migration and Ethnic Studies .
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