Personal Information:
Birthplace and date Brussels/Belgium, 1974

Academic Positions:

  • July 2016- post-doc researcher, KAEE, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • January 2015-October 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Gaziantep University, Turkey


  • Ph.D., Middle East Technical University, Department of Sociology, October 2014
  • M.A., Boğaziçi University, Department of Sociology, 2004
  • B.A., Boğaziçi University, Department of Sociology, 2000

English (fluent), French (advanced), German (intermediate), Turkish (native)

Awards and Grants:

  • VW Fellowship, July 2018-January 2019.
  • Philipp Schwartz Fellowship, July 2016-June 2018.
  • Thesis of the Year Award, Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation, Turkey, 2015.
  • TUBITAK Support for the Participation to Scientific Activities, November 2012.
  • Dissertation Grant of Middle East Technical University Scientific Research Project, 2011.
  • Training Workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies II, South-South Exchange Program on History of Development (SEPHIS) and Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP), 20-31 October 2008, Metro Manila, Philippines.


  • “Gender, Flight, Reception Policies: Gender Processes of In/Exclusion in Lower Saxony”, led by Prof. Sabine Hess, Prof. Helen Schwenken, Prof. Dr. Elke Grittmann and Prof. Melanie Unseld within the framework of Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture Programme "Geschlecht-Macht-Wissen”, 2018-2019.
  • “Time of conflicts, time of migrations: Reflections on the categories and genealogies of migration in the Middle East”, led by Dr. Kamel Dorai for the JCJC program of French National Research Agency (ANR), 2015-2018.
  • “Labour Markets and Welfare Regimes as Gendered Institutions. The Case of Female Employment in Turkey”, led by Prof. Ayşe Buğra, TUBITAK (Turkish Council to Support Scientific and Technological Research, 2009-2010.


  • RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond“, led by Prof. Sabine Hess&Prof. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel within the Framework of EU-Horizon 2020, August-November 2018.