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Maissam Nimer, Ph.D.

Research interests: sociology of education, migration, gender and language

Email: msnimer@gmail.com

Full CV: Maissam Nimer CV Feb 20

Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University

Bankalar Caddesi, No:2 Sabancı University Karaköy Minerva Han 34420 Karaköy Istanbul

Tel: +90 212 292 4939

Migration Resarch Center, Koç University

Rumeli Feneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer Istanbul
Office: SOS 309

Tel: + 90 212 338 1634 


I am a postdoctoral fellow at Migration Research Center, Koç University, and a Mercator-IPC fellow at Sabanci University. I received my PhD in sociology from Paris Saclay University in July 2016. I teach sociology at Galatasaray University.  I specialize in sociology of migration, education and gender with a regional focus on the Middle East and Turkey. 

My doctoral dissertation focused on mechanisms of social and cultural selection that explain the inequality of access to higher education in Lebanon. My research has been supported by a number of institutions as I have received a Mercator-IPC Fellowship, a Koç University Seed Fund, a contribution allowance by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie and IMISCOE sponsorship. My work has been published in international and regional academic journals including Gender and Education, Third World Quarterly, Sociological Research Online, International Studies in Sociology of Education, as well as Idafat, Civil Society Review and New Middle East Studies Journal.

I obtained my MSc from the London School of Economics and BS from the American University of Beirut.

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