Dec 2019, Sociology Talks series at METU, Ankara

  • “Is language learning ‘a way out of prison’? Analyzing the interaction between language and employment among Syrian refugees in Turkey”

Nov 2019,Le Mouvement associatif issue de l’immigration en France: Acteur pour la liberté ici et là-bas“, L’Assemblée Citoyenne des Originaires de Turquie et le Front Uni des Immigrations et des Quartiers Populaires, Palais du Luxembourg, France

  • Le mouvement pour la démocratie en Turquie et ses répercussions en France et en Europe.

Aug 20198th Conference of the French Sociological Association (AFS), Aix en Provence, France.

  • “Rethinking the Relation between Civil Society and Social Policy: The Case of Language Education for Adult Syrians in Turkey”
  • “Categorization of the Status of Young Syrian Adults and Access to Language Education in Turkey”

June 2019, 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference at Malmo University, Sweden.

  • “Negotiating Gender and Power in the Classroom and Beyond for Syrian Refugee Women Language Learners in Turkey” (together with S. Rottmann)

June 2019, “Researching the Multiple Dimensions of Syrian Refugees’ Lives in Turkey” workshop organized by the Turkey Migration Studies Network at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin, Germany.

  • “Transformations in the Relation between State and Humanitarian Assistance: Case study of language education among Syrian Refugees in Turkey.

May 2019, MiReKoc Wednesday Seminar Series at Koc University, Turkey.

  • “Humanitarian Assistance and State Transformation in response to Refugee Influx: Case Study of Language Education in Turkey”

May 2019, 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) in Toronto, Canada.

  • “Reflections on the Political Economy in Forced Migration Research from a ‘Global South’ Perspective”

April 2019, “Gender and Education in a Local and Global Context – Turkish and Swedish Perspectives and Beyond” workshop organized by SUGender, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond at IPC Karaköy.

  • “Learning language among Syrian adults in Turkey: Social and gender inequalities in terms of symbolic value and investment strategies”

March 2019, Social Policy Forum, Bogazici University.

March 2019, Sociology Talks, Koç University

Feb 2019, Brown Bag Lunch, IPC Karaköy, Sabanci University

  • “Rethinking the relation between civil society and social policy making: the case of centralized language instruction for Syrian adults in Turkey”

Jan 2019, Social Science for Change, Lebanon Support, Beirut

  • “Knowledge Production in the Context of Forced Migration: a Perspective from the Global South”

Dec 2018 Sociology Research Meetings series at Ticaret University

  • ‘İstihdam kapsamında Suriyeli mültecilere türkçe eğitimi’ (with T. Oruç)

Dec 2018 Center for Sociology and Education Studies (SEÇBİR) series of talks, at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversity.

Nov 2018 Guest Speaker in the program “German in the Context of Multilingualism” at Humboldt University, Institute for German Language and Linguistics

Nov 2018 “Teaching language to Syrian refugees under the aegis of professional training in Turkey” at the Yildiz Technical University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oct 2018 ‘Migration, Social Transformation and Differential Inclusion in Turkey‘ at SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey

  • “Language in the Context of Forced Migration: Means of Integration or Commodity?”

Sept 2018 ’13th Johannes Rau Bursary 2018 International Journalists Program’ at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Piyalepaşa, Istanbul, Turkey

  • General introduction on the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey with a focus on language instruction.

Jul 2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference 2018 at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

  • “Social inequalities and trajectories of young Syrians in Turkey” (with A. Üstübici)

Jan 2018 “Feminism in Crisis? Gender and the Arab Public Sphere” at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

  • “Understanding the production and reproduction of gender inequalities in Lebanon: case of a scholarship development program in an elite higher education institution”

Dec 2017 Panel by İstanbul Research Institute and Migration Research Center at Koç University, Turkey

  • “Turks of African ancestry in İzmir: Cultural Identity Recovery and the Deconstruction of Color” (with A. Aupiais)

Oct 2017 Current Issues on Migration series organized by the “Migration and Mobility” Axis of the French Institute for Anatolian Studies in collaboration with the Migration Studies Association, Turkey

  • “Refugee integration into the education system”

Oct 2017 Second conference on international migrations in the 21st century, KEKAM, Yeditepe University, Turkey

  • “Turks of African ancestry in İzmir: Cultural Identity Recovery and the Deconstruction of Color” (with A. Aupiais)

Jul 2017 Association Française de Sociologie 7th congress, Amiens France

  • “Construction et transformation des inégalités sociales au prisme d’un dispositif méritocratique de bourses universitaires dans le contexte libanais”

Dec 2016 XXIIIèmes journées du longitudinal (JDL) at Université de Rennes, France

  • “Inégalités à l’entrée du marché de travail: Etude de cas d’un dispositif de bourses dans une université privée au Liban”

Oct 2016 International migrations in the 21st century, KEKAM, Yeditepe University, Turkey

  • “Effects of an international development program in Lebanon: Developing human capital or encouraging emigration?”

Jan 2015 Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Universitad de Playa Ancha, Chile

  • “University socialization and construction of inequalities, Case study of a group of scholarship recipients in an elite university in Lebanon”

Nov 2014 Institut Francais des Etudes Anatoliennes, Turkey

  • “Lutte contre les inégalités d’accès à l’enseignement supérieur au Liban: Etude d’un programme de bourses”

Jun 2014 Takaful, 4th Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Lebanon

  • “Teaching Social Entrepreneurship to University Students: Knowledge-based and Practical Learning Outcomes”

Jun 2014 Institut de Recherche sur l’Éducation (IREDU), Echanges du Céreq, France

  • “Trajectoires scolaires et lutte contre les inégalités d’accès à l’enseignement supérieur: étude d’un programme de bourses”
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