Dr. Ayar Ata

Email: ayarata@ymail.com




Ayar Ata completed his PhD in April 2017 at London South Bank University, writing on 'Transnational Migration, Integration, and  Identity: A study of Kurdish diaspora in London'. His research studied the integration experience of the Kurdish Diaspora in London, looking particularly at the reception conditions, and at the uncertain legal conditions of those waiting for a decision on their asylum claims from the UK Home Office. Ayar is a refugee himself (now Ayar claims to be  a Kurdish Londoner, a radical new concept developed in his study for analysing dual identity and belonging among Kurds in London which Ayar has explained fully in his PhD thesis, and it's to be published by Routledge later this year), who carries out health and welfare advocacy work at Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, and has experience in working with unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugee children in London Town.

Publications/recent projects:

  • Ayar Ata (2013) ‘Mixed Migration and integration issues’ conference report on The 14th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 6-9 January 2013, Calcutta, India, academia.ed
  • Ayar Ata (2013) Transformation of Identity within Diaspora, a reflection on PhD study on Kurdish Diaspora in London, academia.ed
  • Ayar Ata (2013) Field Report about Makhmour Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq, Refugee Research Network website
  • Ayar Ata (2008) ‘My Suitcase’ [a poem] In Exile Writers Magazine, issue 9, Spring/Summer Exile Writers Ink, London
  • Ayar Ata, Claudeth Livingstone, and Rozina Thaci (2009) Scoping Study on Refugee Mental Health in South London, a research study for the NHS, Southwark Refugee Communities Forum
  • Ayar Ata (2002) Refugee communities: Their hope and needs, a base line study for Renewal Programme, pp 126-127 on Hammersmith and Fulham Refugee Forum, London
  • https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/news/refugees-welcome-promise-event

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