Dr. Derya Ozkul

Email: derya.ozkul@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Website: https://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/people/derya-ozkul

 

Bio:

Derya is a postdoctoral research officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She is working refugee recognition and protection with a particular interest in the construction of the vulnerability criteria in refugee status determination. Previously, Derya worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney where she also completed her PhD thesis in the Department of Sociology. She worked as a researcher in various Australian Research Council-funded projects including ‘Syrian-Conflict Refugee Settlement in Australia’ and ‘Social Transformation of International Migration’. This latter project, led by Professor Stephen Castles, examined international migration in Australia, South Korea, Turkey and Mexico in the context of the wider processes of social transformation. Derya also holds an MSc degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA degree in Political Science from Bogazici University in Turkey. As a DAAD alumnus, she has held fellowships at Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Bielefeld University in Germany. Her work includes refugee settlement, immigration and diversity policies, vulnerability and precarity.

 

Recent publications:

BOOKS:

  • 2015 Castles, Stephen; Özkul, Derya; Arias Cubas, Magdalena. 2015. Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

EDITED JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES:

  • 2018 Özkul, Derya and Marotta, Vince. 2018. ‘Festschrift for Prof Stephen Castles’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39 (2).
  • 2016 Eder, Mine and Özkul, Derya. 2016. Special issue on ‘Precarious lives and Syrian refugees in Turkey’, New Perspectives on Turkey, 54.
  • 2013 Özkul, Derya and Obeng-Odoom, Franklin. 2013. Special issue on ‘Temporary Migration in Africa’, African Journal of Economics and Finance, 5 (1).

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • 2019 Özkul, Derya. 2019. ‘The Making of a Transnational Religion: Alevi Movement in Germany and the World Alevi Union’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 46 (2).
  • 2018 Özkul, Derya and Marotta, Vince. 2018. ‘At the cutting edge of migration and refugee studies: A tribute to Prof Stephen Castles’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39 (2): 111-113.
  • 2016 Özkul, Derya; Eder, Mine. 2016. ‘Special Issue on Precarious lives and Syrian refugees in Turkey: Guest Editors’ Introduction’, New Perspectives on Turkey, 54: 1-8.
  • 2015 Özkul, Derya. 2015. ‘Alevi “Openings” and Politicization of the “Alevi Issue” during the AKP rule’, Turkish Studies, 16 (1): 80-96.
  • 2013 Özkul, Derya and Obeng-Odoom, Franklin. 2013. ‘Temporary Migration: Views from the Global South’, African Journal of Economics and Finance 5 (1): 1-6.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • 2015 Castles, Stephen; Özkul, Derya; Arias Cubas, Magdalena. 2015. ‘International migration in an era of neoliberal social transformation’ in Stephen Castles, Derya Özkul and Magdalena Arias Cubas (eds) Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Basingstoke: Palgrave., pp. 301-312.
  • 2015 Özkul, Derya. 2015. ‘Australie’ in Gildas Simon (ed) Dictionnaire des Migrations Internationales: Approche Géohistorique. Paris: Armand Colin [in French].
  • 2015 Özkul, Derya. 2015. ‘Migration flows in Turkey’s neoliberal era: the case of Kumkapı, Istanbul’ in Stephen Castles, Derya Özkul and Magdalena Arias Cubas (eds) Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Basingstoke: Palgrave., pp. 151-166.
  • 2014 Castles, Stephen and Özkul, Derya. 2014. ‘Circular migration: triple win, or a new label for temporary migration?’ in Graziano Battistella (ed) Theoretical Perspectives on Asian Migration, New York: Springer Publishing., pp. 27-49.
  • 2014 Özkul, Derya. 2014. ‘Emotive connections: insider research with Turkish/Kurdish Alevi migrants in Germany’ in Lejla Voloder and Liudmila Kirpitchenko (eds) Insider Research on Migration and Mobility, London: Ashgate., pp. 117-132.
  • 2014 Castles, Stephen; Vasta, Ellie and Özkul, Derya. 2014. ‘Australia: a Classical Immigration Country in Transition’ in J. Hollifield, P. Martin and P. Orrenius (eds) Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition, Stanford CA: Stanford University Press., pp. 128-150.
  • 2013 Özkul, Derya. 2013. ‘International Migration and Local Policies’ in Marcela Balbo, Ahmet Icduygu and Julio Peres Serrano (eds) Countries of Migrants, Cities of Migrants: Italy, Spain, Turkey, Istanbul: The Isis Press.
  • 2012 Castles, Stephen; Arias, Magdalena; Kim, Chulhyo and Özkul, Derya. 2012. ‘Irregular migration: causes, patterns and strategies’ in Irena Omelaniuk (ed) Reflections on Migration and Development, GFMD Puerto Vallarta and Beyond Series: Global Migration Issues, Vol. 1, New York: Springer Publishing., pp. 117-151.

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