• Community, Change and Border Towns, Border Regions Series by Routledge, 2018.
  • with Estella Carpi, “Refugee Hospitality in Lebanon and Turkey: On Making ‘the Other’”, Journal of International Migration, Special Issue on Syrian Refugees: Facing Challenges, Making Choices, 6.6.2018, online first.
  • “Border Contestations, Syrian Refugees and Violence in the Southeastern Margins of Turkey”, Movements Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, 3(2), 2017.
  • “Kilis as ‘Little Beirut’: Shadow Markets and Illegality in the Southeastern Margins of Turkey”, L’Espace Politique, Special Issue of Borders and Circulation in the Middle East, 28(1), 2016.

Special Issues

  • with Susanne Hoffman. Special Issue on Gender and violence in contexts of migration and displacement”. gender thoughts: New Perspectives in Gender Research Working Paper Series 2018, Volume 1 (forthcoming)
  • “Bu Sayıda” (Introduction), Toplum ve Bilim, Special Issue on Borders and Turkish Border Studies, with Latife Akyüz and Seda Altuğ, November 2014, no 131, 3-9.


Panel Convenor

  • with Hilal Alkan, “Refugees Welcome? The Politics of Hospitality and Care in Turkey and Europe”, PACSA Meeting 2017 on the Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion, 28-30 August, 2017.
  • with Sabine Hess, “Jungles, Squats, Camps and Houses: Ethnographic Accounts of Refugee Dwelling Practices in the Context of the Recent "Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Middle East””, SIEF 13th Congress on Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft – Creativity, Göttingen, Germany, 26-30 March 2017.


  • “Hospitality Discourse and Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Uniting or Dividing?”, Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on European Crisis, Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Master Program, University of Göttingen, 28 November 2017
  • Keynote Speech in the Opening Plenary on “Refugee Republic – A Digital Installation”, SIEF 13th Congress on Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft – Creativity, Göttingen, Germany, 26 March 2017.
  • “Border Politics, Syrian Migration and Violence in the Southeastern Margins of Turkey”, Lecture sponsored by Clisap, TürkeiEuropaZentrum & GIGA, Universitat Hamburg, 22 March 2017.
  • After the Summer of Migration – Restabilization of the European Border Regime: Reports from the EU External Borders, Podiumsdiskussion by Rat Für Migration and Institut für Kulturanthropologie/Europäische Ethnologie, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, 21 October 2016.

Selected Papers

  • “Border Contestations, Syrian Refugees and Conflict in the south-eastern Turkey”, Bordering Practices in Migration and Refugee Protection, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada, November 8 –10, 2017.
  • “Hospitality, Accommodation and Right to City: Contested Place-Making of Syrian Refugees at the Turkish-Syrian Border”, SIEF 13th Congress on Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft – Creativity, Göttingen, Germany, 26-30 March 2017.
  • “The 15 July Coup Attempt: An Intimate Relation between the Turkish State and Syrian Refugees”, Turkey At Critical Crossroads: Dynamic Trajectories for Society, Politics And Culture, Pratt Institute and Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Lisbon, 1-3 February 2017.
  • “Migration Governance and Encounters between Syrian Refugees and Locals at the Turkish-Syrian Border”, 2nd Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium on Forced Migration: Structures, Actors, Processes, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 24 – 27 November 2016.
  • "From refugee camps to detention centers: A challenge for the Turkish migration management vis-avis the global migration governance? ", BABELS Workshop: De Lesbos à Calais, comment l’Europe fabrique des camps ?, Paris, 28 September 2016.
  • “Giving Bribes, Taking Brides: Shifting Trade and Kinship Relations at the Turkish-Syrian Border on the Eve of War”, 7th International Conference of Critical Geography: Precarious Radicalism On Shifting Grounds: Towards a Politics of Possibility, Ramallah, Palestine, 26-30 July 2015.
  • "Markets and Morality in Kilis Border Town during the Import Substituting Industrialisation: A Historical Perspective to the Growth of Shadow Economy in the Margins", Colloque de Circulations, Frontières et Encadrement des Flux Migratoires au Moyen-Orient, Institut Français de Jordanie, Amman, Jordan, 29-30 May 2014.