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The Guest


This film screening and talk is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication Department of Film in cooperation with Center for Migration Research.

Date: March 28, 2018 Wednesday
Time: 16.00
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-301

The Guest 

Director: Andaç Haznedaroğlu

The film is subtitled in English. Click for details...


Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey 2017


On February 5th, 2018, at Istanbul Bilgi University, Emre Erdoğan and Pınar Uyan Semerci presented the results of the project “Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey” which analyzed different dimensions of political polarization. The project was conducted by Istanbul Bilgi University’s Center for Migration Research with the support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation – a project of German Marshall Fund. Between November-December 2017, 2004 people participated in the research. click for details...

The research report is published in Turkish under the title of "Fanusta Diyaloglar: Türkiye'de Kutuplaşmanın Boyutları" (Dialogues in the Bell Jar: Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey) by Istanbul Bilgi University Publications.


Identities and Othering among Youth in Turkey

The research project "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 define 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. The research project explored mechanisms of ‘othering’, the determining commonalities and differences, and the main factors that affect the ‘othering’ process through 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.


"Çalışan Çocuk - Bağcılar ve Küçükçekmece" Pilot Research


"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, seeks a comprehensive understanding of the problems a working child encounters. Acknowledging limitations and barriers to research in the regions, we hope that our research will provide useful insights for understanding child labour and guide other researchers working on this subject.

"Ben Kendim Büyüdüm Demiyorum" report is published


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).

Exhibiton "Exodus Déjà Vu"
The exhibition Exodus-Déjà Vu focusing on the refugee crisis throughout the world showcases photojournalists and photographers who have closely followed and captured the perilous journey of refugees throughout time. It documents the war and the people fleeing, and builds a consensus by interconnecting people speaking different languages, living different lives but sharing the same “human rights”. 

17th November-1st December 2017, İstanbul Bilgi University, santralistanbul Campus, ÇSM Entrance Hall

Panel "Exodus Déjà Vu"

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.