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Damla Aksel

Postdoctoral Researcher
Koc University

Damla Bayraktar Aksel is a postdoctoral researcher at Koc University and a national researcher for the Horizon2020 project CEASEVAL at Migration Research Center (MiReKoc). She holds an M.A. degree in Public Policy at Science Po Paris and B.A. degree in Sociology from Galatasaray University. Her research focuses on migration governance, transnationalism, diasporas, irregular migration, Europeanization and EU-Turkey relations.

Subjects: Political Science

Biography

Damla Bayraktar Aksel is a postdoctoral researcher at Koc University (Istanbul) and a national researcher for the Horizon2020 project CEASEVAL, which critically evaluates the Common European Asylum System. She previously held the position of coordinator at Migration Research Center at Koc University (MiReKoc) and worked as a part-time instructor (Research Methods in Social Sciences) at the same university. She holds an M.A. degree in Public Policy at Science Po Paris and B.A. degree in Sociology from Galatasaray University. Her research focuses on migration governance, transnationalism, diasporas, irregular migration and EU-Turkey relations. Aksel is the author of 'Home States and Homeland Politics' published by Routledge.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    International Migration, migration governance, transnationalism, diasporas, irregular migration, Europeanization and EU-Turkey relations.

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 Featured Title - Home States and Homeland Politics - Aksel - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Uluslararası İlişkiler (International Relations)

Köken Devlet ve Sınır-Aşan Sivil Toplum Politikaları: Türkiye Örneği


Published: Apr 06, 2017 by Uluslararası İlişkiler (International Relations)
Authors: Damla B. Aksel

Turkish transnational civil society movement has started to emerge following the Gastarbeiter movement in the 1960s, and has accelerated following the 1980 coup and the political asylum mobility in its aftermath. This study reveals that the transnational practices of the state and emigrant communities are processes that affect each other.

European Journal of Migration and Law

Two-to-Tango in Migration Diplomacy: Negotiating Readmission Agreement between the EU and Turkey


Published: Apr 06, 2014 by European Journal of Migration and Law
Authors: Damla B. Aksel & Ahmet İçduygu

Identified as effective and rapid mechanisms against irregular migration by the European Union, Readmission Agreements (RAs) have become one of the major topics in current migration literature. This paper examines the tortuous negotiation process of the RA between the EU and Turkey over the last decade.

Turkish Studies

Kins, Distant Workers, Diasporas: Constructing Turkey's Transnational Members Abroad


Published: Apr 06, 2014 by Turkish Studies
Authors: Damla B. Aksel

This paper analyzes the politics of the Turkish state about “Turks abroad” as a process of defining the status of and constructing the perceptions about its transnational members. Falling back on transnationalism and diaspora studies, it aims to bring together the policies of the Turkish state regarding emigrants and co-ethnics who have been stranded during the collapse of the empire from which the modern state emerged.