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Research visits and guest scholars at IMIS 2023/24

Alfiya Lyapina

Alfiya Lyapina, foto: private

Sociology, Conflict and Peace Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Mai - 31 July 2024

room 03/325

Research Project: Balancing between legal statuses: Syrian migration to Russia and agency in survival migration


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Olena Khodchenko

Olena Khodchenko, photo private


Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Apr- 31 May 2024

room 03/325

Research Project: Diasporas and Ethnic Groups in Ukraine and their Migrant History


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Ziad Alahmad

Ziad Alahmad; photo private

Urban Studies, Peace Studies, Global Studies

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Feb- 31 March 2024

room 03/326

Research Project: Levelling up the Discussion on Forced Immigrants Integration: Findings from Quantitative Research on Turkey


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Lejla Sunagic

Lejla Sunagic, photo: private

Sociology and Social Anthropology
Lund University, Sweden

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 15 Jan- 15 Apr 2024
room 03/325

Research Project: Situated rationality of Syrians’ boat migration to Europe: Dance between wisdom and desperation


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Ioanna Blasko

Ioanna Blasko, photo: private

Human Geography
University of Uppsala, Sweden

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Jan- 29 Feb 2024
room 03/325

Research Project: Agency on the labour market: The workplace as an integration site for highly skilled refugees in Sweden


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Rawnak Dakelbab

Rawnak Dakelbab, photo: private

MA with distinction, Staffordshire University, UK:
"Forced Displaced Syrian Women in Turkey: Gender Role Shift and Femininity”, Supervisor: Sarah Page

at IMIS: since February 2022
room 03/117

Dissertation project: "A Constructivist Grounded Theory about the Experiences of Syrian Refugee Women in Germany with Gender Specific Honour Codes"


Cyntia de Andrade Machado

Cyntia de Andrade Machado, photo: private

PhD topic: Decent work for domestic workers: An analysis of strategies for the ratification and implementation of the ILO Convention 189 one decade after. A comparison between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helen Schwenken
at IMIS: since Sep 2021
room 03/117

Dr Alex Fusco

Alex Fusco, picture: private


Sussex University, UK

Fellow of the FFVT Project, Oct-Dec 2023

Project: The Production of Camp Space: An Ethnography of a Refugee Camp in Mainland Greece


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Dr. Mary Rose Sarausad

Mary Rose Sarausad, photo: private

Migration Research
Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Sept - 31 Nov 2023
room 03/325

Research Project: Assessment of Thailand’s Current Policy Response to Forced Displacement and Alternative Pathways for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in a Non-Signatory Country


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Prof. Dr. Aysegul Kayaoğlu

Aysegul Kayaoglu, photo: private

Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University

Visiting Scholar at IMIS/ affiliated to the FFVT project, Sept 2022 - Sept 2023, funded by Tübitak

Research Project: The economic integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Germany


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Feriha Nazda Güngördü, PhD 

Nazda Güngördü, Foto:private

Urban Planning
Çankaya University, Ankara

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 15 Jan - 15 April 2023

Research Project: Research Project on "Refugees’ housing strategies under precarious conditions and policy/political gaps in migration and asylum governance: Critical evaluation of the Turkish Context"


room 03/325

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Michael Bunch, M.A.

Michael Bunch, photo: private

Modern History
University of Colorado

at IMIS: 19 September 2022 to 1 March 2023,
funded by a Fulbright grant

Research project on post-WWII Germany, the settlement of displaced persons and Heimatlose Ausländer
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Bojana Babić

Bojana Babic, Foto: privat

European Ethnology
Humboldt University Berlin

Fellow in the FFVT project at IMIS, 1 Dec 2022 - 28 Feb 2023
room 03/325

Research Project: Economic practices of displaced Syrians in Istanbul and Cairo / Refugees and Returnees in Ex-Yugoslavia


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