Call for Papers/Abstract - Turkish Migration Conference 2015

TMC 2015 Conference Turkish Migration Conference 2015 is an international research event dedicated to the study of migration to, from, in and through Turkey covering a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including dynamics and patterns of human mobility, legal and regulatory frameworks, labour market outcomes, education and human capital, brain drain and brain circulation, short term migrations, migrant integration, diasporas, culture, media and politics, health and well-being of migrants, internal and international migration nexus, migrant experiences, the cost of migration, legal frameworks, conflicts, non-movers and attitudes and policies towards migration and migrants. The theme for this years, conference is set as “Economics, Identities, and Geographies” to reflect the multifaceted and multidisciplinary nature and scope of the field.Turkish Migration Conference 2015 brings together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, development studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility from Turkey, in Turkey and to Turkey. Inter-disciplinary research and comparative perspectives are particularly encouraged. Turkish Migration Conference features invited talks, parallel and special sessions, workshops, and policy sessions where practitioners, politicians and media representatives will discuss Turkish migration. There are opportunities for side-meetings and social activities.TMC 2015 will also host a limited number of specialist sessions in Turkish, French, and Russian to encourage transnational and cross-cultural research on Turkish migration. Please contact if you have queries regarding multilingual specialist sessions. Currently, there are specialist sessions planned in the following areas: Migrants and migration in the literature, Kurdish diasporas and borderlands, remittances and irregularity, and sexuality and migration.Click here for TMC Full Paper Template (docx)CONFERENCE COMMITTEEProf Ibrahim Sirkeci (Chair), Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London, UKProf Philip L. Martin (Co-Chair), Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, USADr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University Prague, Czech RepublicProf Ali T. Akarca, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USADr Bahar Baser, University of Coventry, UKProf Gudrun Biffl, Department of Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems, AustriaDr Elias Boukrami, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University LondonDr Inna Cabelkova, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague, Czech RepublicProf Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, USAProf Dilek Cindoğlu, Department of Sociology, Artuklu University, TurkeyProf Ali Caglar, Department of Political Science, Hacettepe University, TurkeyDr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, UKDr M. Murat Erdoğan, Migration and Politics Research Centre, Hacettepe University, TurkeyDr Tahire Erman, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, TurkeyProf Sibel Kalaycıoğlu, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, TurkeyDr Filiz Kartal, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East (TODAIE), TurkeyDr Altay Manco, l'Institut de Recherche, Formation et Action sur les Migrations, BelgiumDr Assia S. Rolls, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University LondonDr B. Dilara Seker, Department of Psychology, Celal Bayar University, TurkeyDr Levent Soysal, Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, TurkeyProf Aysit Tansel, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, TurkeyDr Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey and Regent's University London, UKDr Östen Wahlbeck, School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, FinlandDr Pinar Yazgan-Hepgül, Department of Sociology, Sakarya University, TurkeyDr M. Murat Yüceşahin, Department of Geography, Ankara University, TurkeyDr Welat Zeydanlıoğlu, Kurdish Studies Network, SwedenDr Sinan Zeyneloğlu, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Gaziantep , TurkeyLocal Organisation CommitteeProf Ibrahim Sirkeci, Conference Chair & Director of RCTS, Regent's University LondonDr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University PragueDr Inna Čábelková, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University PragueDr Guven Seker, Population and Migration Research Centre (NUGAM), Celal Bayar University, TurkeyTherese Svensson, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London