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İlke Şanlıer Yüksel

    İlke Şanlıer Yüksel is an associate professor at the School of Communications, and she serves as the Director of the Migration and Development Research Center (MIGCU) at Çukurova University. She has previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Migration Research Center at Koç University and as an assistant professor at Doğuş University in Istanbul. She got her BA degree from the Sociology Department at Boğaziçi University, and a PhD degree from Communication program at Anadolu University. She served as a researcher for the “Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People (EURA-NET)” (EU FP7) project for the Turkish team. She is a co-investigator for Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borders (H2020-ERC) and external expert for Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role (ASILE) project which is funded under H2020 scheme. Her research mainly focuses on the sociology of migration. She works on representations of migrants in mainstream media and media’s role in diasporic cultures. She is also interested in transnational politics through mediated settings, visual culture and media ethnography. She has a long experience in field research and ethnographic research on migrants. Her current interests also include local cinema history.

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