On February 5th, 2018, in Istanbul Bilgi University, Emre Erdoğan and Pınar Uyan Semerci presented the results of the project “Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey” which embraces different dimensions of political polarization. It was conducted by Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research with the support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation - a project of the German Marshall Fund. Between November-December 2017, 2004 people participated to the research. click for details...
Click for the presentation on "Attitudes towards Syrians in Turkey"
The research project of "Understanding the Process of ‘Othering’ in Encounters: Discussing Empathy and Equality with Youth in Turkey", conducted in 2015-2017 with the support of TÜBİTAK, aimed to display the process of ‘othering’: how it starts, how it is realized, what the determinants of its growth are and in what forms it is constructed; to explore the mechanism of ‘othering’, the determining commonalities and differences and the main factors that affect the ‘othering’ process through the encounters with other individuals rather than me/us. Research findings are published as a book in Turkish under the title of Biz"liğin Aynasından Yansıyanlar: Türkiye Gençliğinde Kimlikler ve Ötekileştirme by İstanbul Bilgi University Publications.
"Prevention of Child Labor Research and Model Development Project" is conducted by İstanbul Bilgi University Child Studies Unit in collaboration with Center for Migration Research in 2017 in Istanbul.
The pilot research, conducted in Bağcılar and Küçükçekme, tries to understand the problems of a working child as a whole. Even if it’s hard to ascertain the difficulties and limitations in those regions, we hope that our research will give important clues to understand child labour and guide other researches about the subject.
Executive Summary will be available soon.
İstanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research is proud to announce that the Report and the Summary of Research Findings and Policy Proposals of the project on the "Improvement of the Living Conditions of Seasonal Migrant Agricultural Workers' Children in Adana from the Perspective of Child Well-Being", which is conducted in 2016 with the support of Bernard van Leer Foundation in collaboration with Çukurova Development Agency, is published.
Click for the main research report (in Turkish).
Click for the summary report (in English).
Click for the summary report (in Turkish).
17th November-1st December 2017, İstanbul Bilgi University, santralistanbul Campus, ÇSM Entrance Hall
The opening of the exhibition “Exodus-Déjà Vu” –developed around the theme of global refugee crisis- was accompanied by a panel on 17 November 2017 in İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus. In the panel, moderated by Pınar Uyan Semerci, photographers Coşkun Aral, Roland Neveu, Suthep Kritsanavarin and discussant Balca Arda touched upon the situation of growing refugee crisis, wars and displaced people. It was also argued that in all migration stories, although people and places change, the situation remains the same, and that the problem of othering displaced people can only be visible in society as much as documented by the photographers.